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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
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Deficiency Anemia in Childhood and Pregnancy: Update of the 1996 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Review

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends routine iron supplementation for asymptomatic children aged 6 to 12 months who are at increased risk for iron deficiency anemia.

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Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Nutrition and Weight Status
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Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Randomized Controlled Trial
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Expert Opinion
Preventive Services Task Force (US). Screening for iron deficiency anemia in childhood and pregnancy: update of the 1996 U.S. Preventive Task Force review [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2006 Apr 21 [cited 2013 Jan 17]. (Evidence syntheses, no. 40). Available from: