Trend in prevalence of anemia in children between 6 and 35 months in Peru during the period 2014-2019

Benoit Mougenot*, Percy Herrera-Añazco

*Corresponding author for this work

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Introduction: In Peru, 4 out of 10 children under 3 years of age suffer from anemia. Objective: to determine the trend in the prevalence of anemia in children aged 6 to 35 months, during the period 2014-2019. The study: We perform a secondary analysis of repeated annual cross sections for the period. We used the chi-square test of joint significance for each category of exposure variables. Findings: The main results show a decrease in the prevalence of childhood anemia during the 2014-2019 period from 46.92% to 40.33%, specifically in girls and boys aged 12 to 24 months. Conclusions: The decrease was greater in rural areas, in the natural regions of Sierra and Selva, among the children of mothers with a higher level of education and households with the highest wealth quintile. The Puno region presents the smallest decrease in childhood anemia during the period analyzed.

Translated title of the contributionTendencia de la prevalencia de anemia en niños de 6 a 35 meses en el Perú durante el período 2014-2019
Original languageEnglish
JournalRevista del Cuerpo Medico Hospital Nacional Almanzor Aguinaga Asenjo
Issue number1
StatePublished - 29 Sep 2023


  • Anemia
  • Anemia Iron Deficiency
  • Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
  • Peru
  • Public Health


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