Nutritional status of a population assessed on the basis of a group of blood donors.

Several blood constituents were used to evaluate the nutritional status of a random, consecutive group of 655 blood donors. The population included 503 men and 152 women, with a mean age of 35.1 years; 26.8% of the women and 26.5% of the men had deficient levels of ascorbic acid; 18.0% of the women an 11.9% of the men had hemoglobin levels below normal… CONTINUE READING