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Research Article

The Effect of Intermittent Antenatal Iron Supplementation on Maternal and Infant Outcomes in Rural Viet Nam: A Cluster Randomised Trial

  • Sarah Hanieh,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Tran T. Ha,

    Affiliation: Research and Training Centre for Community Development, Hanoi, Viet Nam

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  • Julie A. Simpson,

    Affiliation: Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Gerard J. Casey,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Nguyen C. Khuong,

    Affiliation: Provincial Centre of Preventive Medicine, Ha Nam Province, Viet Nam

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  • Dang D. Thoang,

    Affiliation: Provincial Centre of Preventive Medicine, Ha Nam Province, Viet Nam

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  • Tran T. Thuy,

    Affiliation: Research and Training Centre for Community Development, Hanoi, Viet Nam

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  • Sant-Rayn Pasricha,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Thach D. Tran,

    Affiliations: Research and Training Centre for Community Development, Hanoi, Viet Nam, The Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, Centre for Women's Health Gender and Society, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Tran Tuan,

    Affiliation: Research and Training Centre for Community Development, Hanoi, Viet Nam

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  • Terence Dwyer,

    Affiliation: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville Victoria, Australia

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  • Jane Fisher,

    Affiliation: The Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

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  • Beverley-Ann Biggs mail

    babiggs@unimelb.edu.au

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, The Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville Victoria, Australia

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  • Published: June 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001470
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Sarah Hanieh, Gerard J. Casey, Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Beverley-Ann Biggs
Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Tran T. Ha, Tran T. Thuy, Thach D. Tran, Tran Tuan
Research and Training Centre for Community Development, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Julie A. Simpson
Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nguyen C. Khuong, Dang D. Thoang
Provincial Centre of Preventive Medicine, Ha Nam Province, Viet Nam
Thach D. Tran, Jane Fisher
The Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Thach D. Tran
Centre for Women's Health Gender and Society, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Terence Dwyer
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville Victoria, Australia
Beverley-Ann Biggs
The Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: babiggs@unimelb.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BB GC JF TTu. Performed the experiments: GC TH SH NK DT TTh TTu BB. Analyzed the data: SH TTh JS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BB DT TTu. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: SH BB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: SH BB JS TH TTu TTr JF GC SP TD. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SH TH JS GC NK DT TTh SP TTr TTu TD JF BB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: SH TH JS GC NK DT TTu SP TTh TTr TD JF BB. Enrolled patients: GC TH TTh NK SH.