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Risk of Iron Deficiency in Children

Children in this age group do not often have iron deficiency and are not routinely screened for iron deficiency unless they have certain risk factors.

Does any of the following describe your child?

  • My child has a history of iron deficiency.

  • My child follows a vegetarian diet.

  • My child drinks more than 24 ounces of cow's milk or other milk each day.

  • My child has a health condition that increases the risk of iron deficiency such as an (intestinal condition or poor growth).

Yes, one or more of these is true.

No, none of these are true.

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