QuickStats: Prevalence of Anemia Among Adults Aged 65 Years or Older, by Sex and Age Group — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2013–2016

During 2013–2016, the prevalence of anemia among persons aged 65 years or older increased with increasing age for both men and women.

Among men, the prevalence increased from 7.4% for those aged 65–74 years to 39.5% for those aged 85 years or older.

The percentage of women with anemia increased from 7.6% for those aged 65–74 years to 21.9% for those aged 85 years or older.

The prevalence of anemia was higher for men compared to women among those aged 75–84 years and those aged 85 years or older.

Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2013–2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/index.htm; Seitz AE, et al. Anemia prevalence and trends in adults aged 65 and older: U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: 2001–2004 to 2013–2016. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jgs.15530.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6742a8.htm 

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