Low income postpartum women are at risk of iron deficiency.

  title={Low income postpartum women are at risk of iron deficiency.},
  author={Lisa M Bodnar and Mary E Cogswell and Kelley Sean Scanlon},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={132 8},
We estimated the prevalence of postpartum iron deficiency, anemia and iron deficiency anemia in the United States and compared risk of iron deficiency between women 0-24 mo postpartum (n = 680) and never-pregnant women, 20-40 y old (n = 587). We used data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994. Iron deficiency was defined as abnormal values for > or = 2 of 3 iron status measures (serum ferritin, free erythrocyte protoporphyrin, transferrin saturation). Iron deficiency… CONTINUE READING