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Iron status in a group of Norwegian menstruating women.
Eur J Clin Nutr. 1990 Jan; 44(1):23-8.EJ

Abstract

Serum ferritin was determined in 170 healthy Norwegian women (18-48 years; median age 36 years) including 23 blood donors. In women with serum ferritin less than or equal to 20 micrograms/l haemoglobin, serum iron and total iron binding capacity were determined. Women using oral contraceptives were excluded. Information was collected on use of contraceptive techniques, habits of iron prophylaxis, and duration of menses. About 40 per cent of the participants used the intra-uterine device. Geometric mean serum ferritin was 26.9 micrograms/l with a prevalence of 21.8 per cent with exhausted iron stores (serum ferritin less than 17 micrograms/l) among the non-donors. In the group with low to empty iron stores (serum ferritin less than or equal to 20 micrograms/l) 13 per cent had anaemia (Hb less than 120 g/l). This may correspond to 4.1 per cent among all the non-donors. The blood donors had a geometric mean serum ferritin of 20.4 micrograms/l and 30 per cent with empty stores. Our study shows that in the group of non-donors there was a tendency to higher prevalence of low or empty iron stores among IUD-users and premenopausal women. In addition to these groups the blood donors are at risk of iron deficiency.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute for Nutrition Research, University of Oslo, Norway.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2354689

Citation

Borch-Iohnsen, B, et al. "Iron Status in a Group of Norwegian Menstruating Women." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 44, no. 1, 1990, pp. 23-8.
Borch-Iohnsen B, Meltzer HM, Stenberg V, et al. Iron status in a group of Norwegian menstruating women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1990;44(1):23-8.
Borch-Iohnsen, B., Meltzer, H. M., Stenberg, V., & Reinskou, T. (1990). Iron status in a group of Norwegian menstruating women. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 44(1), 23-8.
Borch-Iohnsen B, et al. Iron Status in a Group of Norwegian Menstruating Women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1990;44(1):23-8. PubMed PMID: 2354689.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Iron status in a group of Norwegian menstruating women. AU - Borch-Iohnsen,B, AU - Meltzer,H M, AU - Stenberg,V, AU - Reinskou,T, PY - 1990/1/1/pubmed PY - 1990/1/1/medline PY - 1990/1/1/entrez SP - 23 EP - 8 JF - European journal of clinical nutrition JO - Eur J Clin Nutr VL - 44 IS - 1 N2 - Serum ferritin was determined in 170 healthy Norwegian women (18-48 years; median age 36 years) including 23 blood donors. In women with serum ferritin less than or equal to 20 micrograms/l haemoglobin, serum iron and total iron binding capacity were determined. Women using oral contraceptives were excluded. Information was collected on use of contraceptive techniques, habits of iron prophylaxis, and duration of menses. About 40 per cent of the participants used the intra-uterine device. Geometric mean serum ferritin was 26.9 micrograms/l with a prevalence of 21.8 per cent with exhausted iron stores (serum ferritin less than 17 micrograms/l) among the non-donors. In the group with low to empty iron stores (serum ferritin less than or equal to 20 micrograms/l) 13 per cent had anaemia (Hb less than 120 g/l). This may correspond to 4.1 per cent among all the non-donors. The blood donors had a geometric mean serum ferritin of 20.4 micrograms/l and 30 per cent with empty stores. Our study shows that in the group of non-donors there was a tendency to higher prevalence of low or empty iron stores among IUD-users and premenopausal women. In addition to these groups the blood donors are at risk of iron deficiency. SN - 0954-3007 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2354689/Iron_status_in_a_group_of_Norwegian_menstruating_women_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/iron.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -