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Epidemiology of anemia in older adults.
Semin Hematol. 2008 Oct; 45(4):210-7.SH

Abstract

Anemia is a common, multifactorial condition among older adults. The World Health Organization (WHO) definition of anemia (hemoglobin concentration <12 g/dL in women and <13 g/dL in men) is most often used in epidemiologic studies of older adults. More than 10% of community-dwelling adults age 65 years and older has WHO-defined anemia. After age 50 years, prevalence of anemia increases with advancing age and exceeds 20% in those 85 years and older. In nursing homes, anemia is present in 48% to 63% of residents. Incidence of anemia in older adults is not well characterized. Among older adults with anemia, approximately one third have evidence of iron, folate, and/or vitamin B(12) deficiency, another third have renal insufficiency and/or chronic inflammation, and the remaining third have anemia that is unexplained. Several studies demonstrate that anemia is associated with poorer survival in older adults. This review details the distribution and consequences of anemia in older adults and identifies future epidemiologic research needs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. patelku@mail.nih.gov

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18809090

Citation

Patel, Kushang V.. "Epidemiology of Anemia in Older Adults." Seminars in Hematology, vol. 45, no. 4, 2008, pp. 210-7.
Patel KV. Epidemiology of anemia in older adults. Semin Hematol. 2008;45(4):210-7.
Patel, K. V. (2008). Epidemiology of anemia in older adults. Seminars in Hematology, 45(4), 210-7. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.seminhematol.2008.06.006
Patel KV. Epidemiology of Anemia in Older Adults. Semin Hematol. 2008;45(4):210-7. PubMed PMID: 18809090.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Epidemiology of anemia in older adults. A1 - Patel,Kushang V, PY - 2008/9/24/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/9/24/entrez SP - 210 EP - 7 JF - Seminars in hematology JO - Semin Hematol VL - 45 IS - 4 N2 - Anemia is a common, multifactorial condition among older adults. The World Health Organization (WHO) definition of anemia (hemoglobin concentration <12 g/dL in women and <13 g/dL in men) is most often used in epidemiologic studies of older adults. More than 10% of community-dwelling adults age 65 years and older has WHO-defined anemia. After age 50 years, prevalence of anemia increases with advancing age and exceeds 20% in those 85 years and older. In nursing homes, anemia is present in 48% to 63% of residents. Incidence of anemia in older adults is not well characterized. Among older adults with anemia, approximately one third have evidence of iron, folate, and/or vitamin B(12) deficiency, another third have renal insufficiency and/or chronic inflammation, and the remaining third have anemia that is unexplained. Several studies demonstrate that anemia is associated with poorer survival in older adults. This review details the distribution and consequences of anemia in older adults and identifies future epidemiologic research needs. SN - 0037-1963 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18809090/Epidemiology_of_anemia_in_older_adults_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0037-1963(08)00115-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -