Iron status and anemia in a population-based study of women with and without disability living in the community: The Women's Health and Aging Studies

Richard D. Semba, Jack M. Guralnik, Paulo Chaves, Michelle O. Ricks, Linda P. Fried

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Abstract

Iron status and associated risk factors were assessed in a population-based study of 684 community-dwelling women, 70-79 years old. Iron deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, and elevated iron stores were found in 5.8%, 3.8%, and 9.0% of women, respectively. The prevalence of both anemia and iron deficiency anemia increased significantly with increasing disability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-358
Number of pages2
JournalHaematologica
Volume89
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Anemia
  • Community
  • Iron status
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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