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Serum ferritin and iron status in 'healthy' elderly individuals.
Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 1986 Feb; 46(1):19-26.SJ

Abstract

Iron status, including S-ferritin, S-iron, S-transferrin, transferrin saturation and haemoglobin, was assessed in 267 selected elderly subjects (128 male, 139 female) with a median age of 79 years (range 60-93 years) not suffering from diseases connected with inappropriately high S-ferritin. In both sexes, S-ferritin levels were practically constant over the examined age range. Males had a geometric mean ferritin of 75 micrograms/l and females a value of 60 micrograms/l (p less than 0.001). Levels of S-ferritin less than 15 micrograms/l (i.e. depleted iron stores) were found in 7.8% of males and in 10.1% of females. An S-ferritin level less than 15 micrograms/l and transferrin saturation less than 15% (i.e. latent iron deficiency) was observed in 2.3% of males and in 2.2% of females. None had iron deficiency anaemia. In subjects (n = 232) without iron deficiency [i.e. S-ferritin greater than or equal to 15 micrograms/l, mean red cell volume greater than or equal to 79 fl and haemoglobin greater than or equal to 121 g/l (7.5 mmol/l)], the arithmetic mean of S-iron was 18 mumol/l. S-transferrin 28 mumol/l and transferrin saturation 33%. The levels of S-iron, S-transferrin and transferrin saturation were not significantly different in males and females.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3952437

Citation

Milman, N, et al. "Serum Ferritin and Iron Status in 'healthy' Elderly Individuals." Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, vol. 46, no. 1, 1986, pp. 19-26.
Milman N, Andersen HC, Pedersen NS. Serum ferritin and iron status in 'healthy' elderly individuals. Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 1986;46(1):19-26.
Milman, N., Andersen, H. C., & Pedersen, N. S. (1986). Serum ferritin and iron status in 'healthy' elderly individuals. Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, 46(1), 19-26.
Milman N, Andersen HC, Pedersen NS. Serum Ferritin and Iron Status in 'healthy' Elderly Individuals. Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 1986;46(1):19-26. PubMed PMID: 3952437.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Serum ferritin and iron status in 'healthy' elderly individuals. AU - Milman,N, AU - Andersen,H C, AU - Pedersen,N S, PY - 1986/2/1/pubmed PY - 1986/2/1/medline PY - 1986/2/1/entrez SP - 19 EP - 26 JF - Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation JO - Scand J Clin Lab Invest VL - 46 IS - 1 N2 - Iron status, including S-ferritin, S-iron, S-transferrin, transferrin saturation and haemoglobin, was assessed in 267 selected elderly subjects (128 male, 139 female) with a median age of 79 years (range 60-93 years) not suffering from diseases connected with inappropriately high S-ferritin. In both sexes, S-ferritin levels were practically constant over the examined age range. Males had a geometric mean ferritin of 75 micrograms/l and females a value of 60 micrograms/l (p less than 0.001). Levels of S-ferritin less than 15 micrograms/l (i.e. depleted iron stores) were found in 7.8% of males and in 10.1% of females. An S-ferritin level less than 15 micrograms/l and transferrin saturation less than 15% (i.e. latent iron deficiency) was observed in 2.3% of males and in 2.2% of females. None had iron deficiency anaemia. In subjects (n = 232) without iron deficiency [i.e. S-ferritin greater than or equal to 15 micrograms/l, mean red cell volume greater than or equal to 79 fl and haemoglobin greater than or equal to 121 g/l (7.5 mmol/l)], the arithmetic mean of S-iron was 18 mumol/l. S-transferrin 28 mumol/l and transferrin saturation 33%. The levels of S-iron, S-transferrin and transferrin saturation were not significantly different in males and females. SN - 0036-5513 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3952437/Serum_ferritin_and_iron_status_in_'healthy'_elderly_individuals_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -