What constitutes normal hemoglobin concentration in community-dwelling disabled older women?

@article{Chaves2004WhatCN,
  title={What constitutes normal hemoglobin concentration in community-dwelling disabled older women?},
  author={Paulo H M Chaves and Qian-Li Xue and Jack Guralnik and Luigi Ferrucci and Stefano Volpato and Linda P. Fried},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 11},
  pages={1811-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the associations between hemoglobin (Hb) concentration and (1) 5-year all-cause mortality and (2) serum erythropoietin (EPO), as the basis for the identification of data-driven thresholds, and to assess the clinical relevance of mildly low Hb. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Population based. PARTICIPANTS Community-dwelling women aged 65 and older with moderate-to-severe disability--Women's Health and Aging Study I, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992-2000. METHODS… CONTINUE READING