Evaluation of Dietary Iron Intake, Anemia, and Iron Status Among Men, Women, and Children in Ethiopia

Anemia Etiology Evaluation in Ethiopia

Sponsors

Lead sponsor: Harvard School of Public Health

Collaborator: Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

Source Harvard School of Public Health
Brief Summary

The AnemEE study is a population-based anemia etiology survey in six regions of Ethiopia. The primary aim of the study is to evaluate the relative contribution of risk factors for anemia among children, women of reproductive age, and adult men. The study data are intended to inform evidence-based decision-making on anemia control interventions.

Detailed Description

The AnemEE study is a population-based cross-sectional survey of children (6-59 months), adult women of reproductive age (15-49 years) and adult males (15-49 years) in six regions of Ethiopia (Afar, Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region and Addis Ababa). The study will enroll approximately 5,100 participants and will be conducted in two survey rounds; one survey round in the Belg season and one survey round in the Meher season. All participants will have hemoglobin assessed and will have standardized questionnaires administered to assess sociodemographic, diet, morbidity, and other health/nutrition factors. All participants will also have assessments of anthropometric measures, malaria, and soil transmitted helminth infection. A subset of participants will also have serum ferritin, CRP, AGP, vitamin B12, and folate concentrations assessed. The study data will be used to determine the relative contributions of risk factors for anemia.

Overall Status Active, not recruiting
Start Date January 27, 2019
Completion Date May 31, 2020
Primary Completion Date August 1, 2019
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Anemia One day
Enrollment 5100
Condition
Intervention

Intervention type: Other

Intervention name: Risk factors for anemia

Description: Diet, iron, vitamin B12, folate, inflammation, soil transmitted helminth infection, malaria, other morbidities and other health/nutrition/sociodemographic factors

Eligibility

Sampling method: Probability Sample

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Women of reproductive age

- Female living in a selected household that has a woman 15-49 years of age

- Aged 15-49 years

2. Adult Men

- Male living in a selected household that has a woman 15-49 years of age

- Aged 15-49 years

3. Children

- Male or female child living in a selected household that has a woman 15-49 years of age

- Aged 6-59 months

Exclusion Criteria:

- Does not provide informed consent

Gender: All

Minimum age: 6 Months

Maximum age: 48 Years

Healthy volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Wafaie W Fawzi, MBBS, DrPH Principal Investigator Harvard School of Public Health
Location
facility
Addis Continental Institute of Public Health
Location Countries

Ethiopia

Verification Date

February 2020

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Principal Investigator

Investigator affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health

Investigator full name: Wafaie Fawzi

Investigator title: Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health

Has Expanded Access No
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Arm Group

Arm group label: Children (6-59 months)

Arm group label: Women of Reproductive Age (15-49 years)

Arm group label: Adult Men (15-49 years)

Acronym AnemEE
Study Design Info

Observational model: Other

Time perspective: Cross-Sectional

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov