Prevalence and characteristics of anemia in the elderly: cross-sectional study of three urban Korean population samples.

@article{Choi2004PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and characteristics of anemia in the elderly: cross-sectional study of three urban Korean population samples.},
  author={Chul Won Choi and Juneyoung Lee and Kyong Hwa Park and So Young Yoon and In Keun Choi and Sang Cheul Oh and Jae Hong Seo and Byung Soo Kim and Sang Won Shin and Yeul Hong Kim and Jun Suk Kim},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={2004},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={26-30}
}
We conducted a prospective study to assess the prevalence and clinical characteristics of anemia and to define the risk factors for anemia in older Koreans. From October 2002 to November 2002, 1,254 subjects over the age of 60 years were selected from a cross-sectional study. All subjects underwent a complete medical history taking and laboratory testing, which included; a complete blood cell count, reticulocyte, liver and renal function tests, lipid profiles, and iron profiles. The median age… CONTINUE READING
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