The prevalence of anemia, iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid deficiencies in community dwelling elderly in Ankara, Turkey.

@article{Yildirim2015ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of anemia, iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid deficiencies in community dwelling elderly in Ankara, Turkey.},
  author={Tekin Yildirim and Ahmet Emre Yalcin and Volkan Atmiş and Ozlem Karaarslan Cengiz and Sevgi Aras and Murat Varlı and Teslime Atli},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={
          344-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Anemia is a common problem among older people. Deficiency of essential erythropoiesis elements (iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid) is one of the major causes of anemia in older people. Studies evaluated prevalence of anemia in our country generally consisted of older people admitted to hospital. Studies conducted on community dwelling older people were much more less. The aim of this study is to evaluate prevalence of anemia and nutritional deficiencies in community dwelling elderly… CONTINUE READING