To describe the epidemiology of childhood anaemia in remote Aboriginal communities [ 2014 - 2017 ]

Also known as: Childhood Anaemia

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Therese Kearns (Principal investigator)

Brief description Almost 25% of Aboriginal children in the NT are anaemic. Anaemia in childhood causes delays to cognitive development making it difficult to learn at school and has also recently been linked with chronic disease in adulthood. Anaemia is usually from a nutritionally deficient diet but can also be caused from parasitic infections or repeated diarrhoeal episodes. Our aim is to determine what contribution maternal anaemia, dietary intake, parasitic and other infections have on childhood anaemia for Aboriginal children living in remote communities.

Funding Amount $AUD 316,449.66

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes Australian Training ECF for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

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