Unexplained decline in the prevalence of anemia among US children and women between 1988-1994 and 1999-2002.

@article{Cusick2008UnexplainedDI,
  title={Unexplained decline in the prevalence of anemia among US children and women between 1988-1994 and 1999-2002.},
  author={Sarah E Cusick and Zuguo Mei and David S Freedman and A C Looker and Cynthia L. Ogden and Elaine Gunter and Mary E Cogswell},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={
          1611-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The current anemia burden among US preschool children and women of childbearing age has not been documented. OBJECTIVE We used data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 1988-1994 and 1999-2002 to examine recent anemia changes. DESIGN We calculated the prevalence of anemia (hemoglobin < 11.0 g/dL at <24 mo, <11.1 g/dL at 24-59 mo, and <12.0 g/dL for women), iron deficiency anemia (anemia plus abnormal value >or=2: serum ferritin, transferrin saturation, and… CONTINUE READING

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