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Iron deficiency anemia is the principal nutritional dearth in the world, and it especially affects children and pregnant women in developing countries. This paper presents a survey of the literature in this area, with the aim of providing a brief overview regarding the occurrence of iron deficiency anemia in Brazil. The article describes the etiology of the disease, the risk groups, the high prevalence of anemia in several areas of Brazil, and also the consequences of iron deficiency indoi:10.1590/s1516-31802005000200011 pmid:15947837 fatcat:ohqfs3qz7vfsfoaaohat4tyqky