Five-year survival of older people with anemia: variation with hemoglobin concentration.

@article{Kikuchi2001FiveyearSO,
  title={Five-year survival of older people with anemia: variation with hemoglobin concentration.},
  author={Miki Kikuchi and Takeshi Inagaki and Naosuke Shinagawa},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 9},
  pages={1226-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the significance of low hemoglobin concentration and longevity in older people. DESIGN Randomized prospective study. SETTING Nursing home and geriatric hospital ward in a metropolitan welfare center. PARTICIPANTS Apparently stable older residents from 1990 to 1996. MEASUREMENTS Survival rates were estimated by statistical analysis. Sixty-three older subjects with low hemoglobin (Hb<11 g/dl) and age/sex-matched normal controls (Hb> or =11 g/dl) were observed for… CONTINUE READING
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