Hemoglobin concentrations in 358 apparently healthy 80-year-old Danish men and women. Should the reference interval be adjusted for age?

@article{Milman2008HemoglobinCI,
  title={Hemoglobin concentrations in 358 apparently healthy 80-year-old Danish men and women. Should the reference interval be adjusted for age?},
  author={Nils Milman and Agnes Nadelmann Pedersen and Lars Ovesen and Marianne Schroll},
  journal={Aging Clinical and Experimental Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={8-14}
}
Background and aims: In elderly Danes, reference intervals for hemoglobin (Hb) concentrations are derived from younger population groups. The aim was to examine reference intervals for Hb and cut-off limits for anemia by application of criteria for normality to a representative population of 80-year-olds. Methods: Participants in this epidemi-ological health survey cohort were 358 subjects (171 men) 80 years of age. A dietary survey was performed in 232 subjects. Blood samples included Hb, red… CONTINUE READING
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