Serum ferritin and the iron status of Canadians.

  title={Serum ferritin and the iron status of Canadians.},
  author={Leslie S Valberg and J Sorbie and Jurgen Ludwig and O Pelletier},
  journal={Canadian Medical Association journal},
  volume={114 5},
Serum ferritin concentration was determined in 1105 Canadians aged 1 to 90 years. Geometric mean values (ng/ml) were as follows: children 1 to 4 years old, 12; children 5 to 9 years old, 15; adolescent girls, 17; adolescent boys, 18; women 20 to 39 years, 23; women 65 years and older, 52; men 20 to 39 years, 93; and men 40 and older, 92. Ranges were side in all age groups, reflecting variations in size of body iron stores. From analysis of the ferritin values it is highly probably that iron… CONTINUE READING

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