Category: anemia

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 Read More >

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Will anemia kill you?

Well, that depends of course – however, anemia can be deadly. In 2006, the latest data available, 3,996 deaths were attributed to anemia (that’s 1.3 per 100,000 population). In comparison, heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, accounted for 631,636 deaths in 2006, a rate of 200.2 per 100,000 population. However, Read More >

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