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BACKGROUND Comprehensive, up-to-date "health-associated" reference interval studies of North American populations are uncommon. The third US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) was concluded in 1994 and yielded important reference interval data. OBJECTIVE To obtain health-associated Coulter counter reference interval data from… (More)
OBJECTIVES This report presents national estimates of hematologic and iron-related analytes for persons 1 year of age and over, by age, sex, and race/ethnicity. METHODS The analysis is based on data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) (1988-94), which was designed to provide information on the health and… (More)
Since 1971, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys have collected data on white blood cell counts and on white cell differential counts that are valid for the U.S. population. This article discusses the validity of the differential counts that result from the availability of a set of reference values for all cell types.