Year 2018, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 9 - 9 2018-02-01

Epidemiology of micronutrient deficiencies in agricultural reproductive-aged female workers in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey

Zeynep Simsek [1] , Banu Atalay [2] , Ayşana Zehra Keklik [3] , Muhsin Akbaba [4] , Melikşah Ertem [5]

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Abstract

Deficiencies of micronutrients, especially iron, folate, and vitamin B12, among women of reproductive age are known causes of serious maternal and child health problems.The purpose of this study was to find out the prevalence of anemia, and vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies and risk factors among reproductive-aged married women in an agricultural population. A cross-sectional study was conducted on the random sample of 749 reproductive age women in nine provinces of the southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey in 2013. Chi-square test and logistic regression were applied for the data analysis. The results indicated that 36%, 24.3%, and 1.6% of the women had anemia, vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies, respectively. Seasonal agricultural workers, illiterate women, and those living in rural areas had a higher prevalence of anemia, and micronutrient deficiencies after analysis of the confounders. These data indicated the necessity of a public health program for the prevention and early diagnosis of micronutrients including enhanced biological surveillance systems, developed B12 monitoring program, and community empowerment programs to decrease micronutrients deficiencies in agricultural reproductive age women.

Keywords: Anemia, B12 and folate deficiencies, Agricultural reproductive aged women 

Epidemiology of micronutrient deficiencies in agricultural reproductive-aged female workers in Southeastern Anatolia
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Primary Language en
Subjects General and Internal Medicine
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Zeynep Simsek

Author: Banu Atalay

Author: Ayşana Zehra Keklik

Author: Muhsin Akbaba

Author: Melikşah Ertem

Bibtex @research article { turjoem396723, journal = {The Turkish Journal Of Occupational / Environmental Medicine and Safety}, issn = {2149-4711}, eissn = {2149-4711}, address = {Engin TUTKUN}, year = {2018}, volume = {3}, pages = {9 - 9}, doi = {}, title = {Epidemiology of micronutrient deficiencies in agricultural reproductive-aged female workers in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey}, key = {cite}, author = {Simsek, Zeynep and Atalay, Banu and Keklik, Ayşana Zehra and Akbaba, Muhsin and Ertem, Melikşah} }
APA Simsek, Z , Atalay, B , Keklik, A , Akbaba, M , Ertem, M . (2018). Epidemiology of micronutrient deficiencies in agricultural reproductive-aged female workers in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. The Turkish Journal Of Occupational / Environmental Medicine and Safety, 3 (1), 9-9. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/turjoem/issue/35645/396723
MLA Simsek, Z , Atalay, B , Keklik, A , Akbaba, M , Ertem, M . "Epidemiology of micronutrient deficiencies in agricultural reproductive-aged female workers in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey". The Turkish Journal Of Occupational / Environmental Medicine and Safety 3 (2018): 9-9 <http://dergipark.org.tr/turjoem/issue/35645/396723>
Chicago Simsek, Z , Atalay, B , Keklik, A , Akbaba, M , Ertem, M . "Epidemiology of micronutrient deficiencies in agricultural reproductive-aged female workers in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey". The Turkish Journal Of Occupational / Environmental Medicine and Safety 3 (2018): 9-9
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ISNAD Simsek, Zeynep , Atalay, Banu , Keklik, Ayşana Zehra , Akbaba, Muhsin , Ertem, Melikşah . "Epidemiology of micronutrient deficiencies in agricultural reproductive-aged female workers in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey". The Turkish Journal Of Occupational / Environmental Medicine and Safety 3 / 1 (February 2018): 9-9.