Anemia / Iron Deficiency Statistics

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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 deficiencyPercent
Percent of children age 1-2 years who are anemic14 %
Children age 3-5 years4 %
Females age 12-19 years9 %
Females age 20-49 years9 %
Number of hospital discharges with anemia as first-listed diagnosis392,000
Average length of stay4.1 days
Number of deaths annually attributed to anemia4,852
Deaths per 100,000 population1.6
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Sources: Center for Disease Control
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 1, 2016

Anemia / Iron Deficiency Statistics

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