oa South African Medical Journal - Relationship between pica and iron nutrition in Johannesburg Black adults
|Article Title||Relationship between pica and iron nutrition in Johannesburg Black adults|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand and Johannesburg Hospital, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Aug 1974|
|Pages||1655 - 1660|
|Keyword(s)||Black population, Dietetics, Iron nutrition, Johannesburg, Motivation, Nutrition, Pica, Psychology and Radiology|
On direct questioning by a Black staff nurse, 23% of 348 consecutive unselected adult outpatients attending the Johannesburg Non-European Hospital said that they regularly ate earth or ash.
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