Iron deficiency in the elderly population in Finland.

Abstract

In connection with a large multiphasic screening programme carried out in Finland the prevalence rate of anaemia and iron deficiency were studied. Hb was under 130 g/l in 7.9 per cent of the men aged 65 years or over and under 120 g/l in 3.8 per cent of the women in the same age range. Transferrin saturation was under 15 per cent in 6.4 per cent of the men… (More)

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