The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 85, Issue 10, pp 931–932 | Cite as

Iron Pots for the Prevention and Treatment of Anemia in Preschoolers: Correspondence

  • Anirban Mandal
  • Puneet Kaur Sahi

To the Editor: We read with much interest the article by Arcanjo et al., published online first in the Indian Journal of Pediatrics [1] and would like to make the following comments, clarification to which would benefit the general readers of IJP:

The principle positive result of the study is highlighted to be the resolution of anemia in all ten children in the intervention group. But, in the ‘Results’ it is mentioned that “anemia prevalence was 10 out of 93(10.7%) at baseline, and 7 out of 83(8.4%) at the end of the intervention; p = 0.78” and the same is also presented in ‘Table 2’. Strangely, ‘Table 3’ shows the number of anemic subjects in the ‘intervention group’ to be zero after intervention. Again ‘Table 3’ is showing the number of anemic subjects post-intervention in the ‘control group’ to be 6 which is contradicting ‘Table 2’ which states it to be 8!

The objective of the study was “To assess the effect of food cooked in iron pots for the prevention and treatment of iron...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsSitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and ResearchNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsAll India Institute of Medical Sciences and ResearchNew DelhiIndia

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