Background: Anemia is common in Cambodian women. Potential causes include micronutrient deficiencies, genetic hemoglobin disorders, inflammation, and disease. Objectives: We aimed to investigate factors associated with anemia low hemoglobin concentration in rural Cambodian women 18—45 y and to investigate the relations between hemoglobin disorders and other iron biomarkers. Methods: Blood samples were obtained from women. Hemoglobin electrophoresis and multiplex polymerase chain reaction were used to determine the prevalence and type of genetic hemoglobin disorders. Of the nonpregnant women,
Rural Poverty Reduction Project in Prey Veng and Svay Rieng
Back to Projects. The area is vulnerable to both drought and floods. The most important sources of farm income are rice, livestock and fisheries but farmers use traditional methods and productivity is low. Both men and women migrate to find seasonal employment elsewhere. IFAD funding supports agricultural investments and local development, and help build stronger institutions.