|Anemia, meaning lack of blood, is a decrease in number of red blood cells (RBCs) or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin in the blood. Most commonly, people with anemia report feelings of weakness, or fatigue, general malaise, and sometimes poor concentration.
|Percent of persons with iron deficiency
|Percent of children age 1-2 years who are anemic
|Children age 3-5 years
|Females age 12-19 years
|Females age 20-49 years
|Number of hospital discharges with anemia as first-listed diagnosis
|Average length of stay
|Number of deaths annually attributed to anemia
|Deaths per 100,000 population
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Sources: Center for Disease Control
Content Author: Statistic Brain
Date research was conducted: September 1, 2016
Anemia / Iron Deficiency Statistics