Anemia is a decrease in the total amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood or a lowered ability of the blood to carry oxygen
24.8 percent of the global population is affected by anemia.
47.4 percent is the highest prevalence of anemia, found in preschool-age children.
12.7 percent is the lowest prevalence of anemia, found in men.
30.2 percent is the prevalence of anemia in non-pregnant women.
7.1 percent is the anemia prevalence in U.S. white women.
25.1 percent is the anemia prevalence in U.S. black women.
1 mg is the amount of iron lost per day in men and non-menstruating women.
< 2.5 percent is the additional amount of iron menstruating women lose per day.
700 mg is the amount of iron a pregnancy takes.
250 mg is the amount of iron contained in a 500 cc whole blood donation.
40 percent is the percent of iron-deficient vegans (19 to 50 years of age).
* Sources: http://www.who.int/vmnis/anaemia/prevalence/summary/anaemia_data_status_t2/en/, https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p671.html
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|Publication:||Medical Laboratory Observer|
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2018|
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