A brief look at anemia

Anemia/Iron Deficiency:


Percentage of children ages 1-2 years with iron deficiency: 7

Percentage of females ages 12-49 with iron deficiency: 12

Source: Iron Deficiency–United States, 1999-2000 



Nursing home care

Number of residents with anemia: 174,600

Percentage of residents with anemia: 1.1

Source: National Nursing Home Survey, 1999 



Number of deaths: 4,624

Deaths per 100,000 population: 1.6

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2005 

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