Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
6.3 percent (2015-16)

Target:
2.1 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
6.3 percent of children aged 1 to 2 years had iron deficiency in 2015-16

Reduce iron deficiency among children aged 1 to 2 years

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Young children who don’t get enough iron are at higher risk for developmental problems. Giving young children supplements or iron-rich foods — and adding iron to more foods in general — can help reduce iron deficiency.