Hematologic changes during sexual maturation. Why do black adolescents have low hemoglobin concentrations?

Samuel Charache, Alain Joffe, Henry Wong

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Abstract

A group of black adolescents stratified by age and sexual maturity (Tanner stage) had electronic blood counts determined. Hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red cell count were lower than the means reported for white or Hispanic children of the same age. The difference could not be explained by iron deficiency, but the data were insufficient to exclude alpha thalassemia as a cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-321
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health Care
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Sexual Maturation
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Hispanic Americans
Hemoglobins
Iron
Cell Count

Keywords

  • Hematology Iron deficiency Alpha thalassemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Hematologic changes during sexual maturation. Why do black adolescents have low hemoglobin concentrations? / Charache, Samuel; Joffe, Alain; Wong, Henry.

In: Journal of Adolescent Health Care, Vol. 8, No. 4, 01.01.1987, p. 315-321.

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