Published in Blood Weekly, April 15th, 2004
"This longitudinal study investigated the rates of iron-deficiency (ID) and iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) among prenatally cocaine-exposed and nonexposed 2- and 4-year-old children and assessed their relationships to neurodevelopmental outcomes. The sample consisted of 143 2-year-old (70 exposed and 73 nonexposed) and 274 4-year-old (139 exposed and 135 nonexposed) low socioeconomic status children recruited from an ongoing longitudinal study. Hematological assessments included hemoglobin, serum ferritin, mean corpuscular volume, transferrin saturation, and blood lead levels," scientists in the...
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