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Anemia is worsening for women and children
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Anemia is worsening for women and children

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August 1, 2023
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Anemia is worsening for women and children

  • Despite concerted efforts to improve anemia prevalence globally for women and children, cases have increased from 1990 to 2021, according to a new IHME-led study published July 31 in The Lancet. This study also revealed that anemia trends have improved for men.
  • In 2021, 1.92 billion people around the world had anemia. This is an increase of 420 million over three decades.
  • Populations in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are at highest risk for anemia. In 2021, Western sub-Saharan Africa had the highest prevalence at 47%.
  • Iron deficiency is the main cause of anemia, but it’s not the only cause. This study emphasizes how treating underlying causes of anemia (e.g., malaria, chronic kidney disease, and neglected tropical diseases) is a critical first step.
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