What is the prevalence of anemia in persons over 65 years of age?

By William Aird

About 17%.

Figure 1. Increase in prevalence of late-life anemia. Increase in prevalence of anemia as defined by WHO (Hb ,12 g/dL in women and ,13 g/dL in men) with advanced age; cohort of 19,758 university hospital inpatients and outpatients. Source.

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