Defining anemia in a preadolescent ■ African American population ■

Kathleen Feroli, Sharon Hobson

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Preadolescents often have poor nutritional habits. Demands for rapid growth require essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence/incidence of anemia in this age group and to identify possible predictors of anemia in African American preadolescents. A retrospective chart review of 455 African American preadolescents enrolled in two school-based clinics was conducted. Thirty percent of the sample had hematocrit values below 37% for males and below 35% for females. These data showed that anemia is an understated problem among African American preadolescents. No identifiable predictors were found; therefore routine screening for anemia is an essential component of the preadolescent annual health examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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African Americans
Anemia
Population
Hematocrit
Vitamins
Habits
Minerals
Age Groups
Food
Incidence
Health
Growth

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Feroli, Kathleen ; Hobson, Sharon. / Defining anemia in a preadolescent ■ African American population ■. In: Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 1995 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 199-204.
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