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  1. Prevalence of iron deficiency in the United States.

    Article - En anglais


    - To determine the prevalence of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in the US population.


    - Nationally representative cross-sectional health examination survey that included venous blood measurements of iron status.

    Main Outcome Measures

    - lron deficiency, defined as having an abnormal value for at least 2 of 3 laboratory tests of iron status (erythrocyte protoporphyrin, transferrin saturation, or serum ferritin) ; and iron deficiency anemia, defined as iron deficiency plus low hemoglobin.


    - A total of 24 894 persons aged 1 year and older examined in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994).


    - Nine percent of toddlers aged 1 to 2 years and 9% to 11% of adolescent girls and women of childbearing age were iron deficient ; of these, iron deficiency anemia was found in 3% and 2% to 5%, respectively.

    These prevalences correspond to approximately 700 000 toddlers and 7.8 million women with iron deficiency ; of these, approximately 240 000 toddlers and 3.3 million women have iron deficiency anemia.

    Iron deficiency occurred in no more than 7% of older children or those older than 50 years, and in no more than 1% of teenage boys and young men.

    Among women of childbearing age, iron deficiency was more likely in those who are minority, low income, and multiparous.



    Mots-clés Pascal : Anémie ferriprive, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude transversale, Hémopathie, Sidéropénie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Iron deficiency anemia, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, United States, North America, America, Cross sectional study, Hemopathy, Sideropenia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0256346

    Code Inist : 002B19A01. Création : 11/06/1997.