Niveles de ferritina en mujeres gestantes de Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Ferritin levels in pregnant Colombian women

Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Katherine González-Ruíz, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Javier Martínez-Torres, José F. Meneses-Echavez, David Rincón-Pabón

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Objective: Ferritin deficiency is associated with many adverse health outcomes and is highly prevalent worldwide. The present study assesses the prevalence and socio-demographic factors associated with ferritin deficiency in a representative sample of pregnant women in Colombia. Methods: We used data from the cross-sectional, nationally representative survey National Nutritional Survey (ENSIN, 2010). A total of 1,386, (13-49 years old) pregnant women were enrolled. Serum ferritin a concentration was determined by chemiluminescence and sociodemographic date (age, urbanicity geographic region, ethnicity and socioeconomic level-SISBEN), was assessed by computer-assisted personal interview technology. Multivariate analyses using unordered binomial logistic regression models were conducted in the main analysis. Results: The overall prevalence of ferritin deficiency (serum <12µg/L) was 37.2% (95% CI 35.0% to 39.2%). The multivariate logistic regression no shows associated with a probability of serum ferritin deficiencies. Conclusion: A significant prevalence of ferritin deficiency was found in our study population without an association with the studied sociodemographic factors.

Translated title of the contributionFerritin levels in pregnant Colombian women
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)793-797
Number of pages5
JournalNutricion Hospitalaria
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 30 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • General Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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