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[Iron levels in 1359 Danish women in relation to menstruation, use of oral contraceptives and parity].
Ugeskr Laeger. 1993 Nov 08; 155(45):3661-5.UL

Abstract

Iron status was assessed by measuring serum ferritin and haemoglobin in a population survey in Copenhagen County, comprising 1359 nonpregnant women in age cohorts of 30, 40, 50, and 60 years; 809 were premenopausal and 550 postmenopausal. Premenopausal women had lower serum ferritin (median 37 micrograms/l) than postmenopausal women (median 71 micrograms/l), p < 0.0001. Of premenopausal women, 17.7% had ferritin < 15 micrograms/l (depleted iron stores), and 23.1% had ferritin levels of 15-30 micrograms/l (small iron stores). Corresponding figures in postmenopausal women were 3.3% and 10.3%. Iron deficiency anaemia (ferritin < 15 micrograms/l and haemoglobin < 121 g/l) was observed in 2.6% of pre- and 0.36% of postmenopausal women. After menstruations had ceased, there was a steep rise in ferritin levels, being most pronounced during the first 7 postmenopausal years. Pre- and postmenopausal multipara had lower ferritin than nulli- and unipara (p < 0.04), indicating that pregnancy and childbirth had a long lasting reducing influence on iron stores. The use of oral hormonal contraceptives had a marked increasing effect on iron stores, being correlated to the number of years the women had been taking the pill.

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Medicinsk-lungemedicinsk afdeling Y, Københavns Amts Sygehus i Gentofte.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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

Language

dan

PubMed ID

8256358

Citation

Milman, N, et al. "[Iron Levels in 1359 Danish Women in Relation to Menstruation, Use of Oral Contraceptives and Parity]." Ugeskrift for Laeger, vol. 155, no. 45, 1993, pp. 3661-5.
Milman N, Kirchhoff M, Jørgensen T. [Iron levels in 1359 Danish women in relation to menstruation, use of oral contraceptives and parity]. Ugeskr Laeger. 1993;155(45):3661-5.
Milman, N., Kirchhoff, M., & Jørgensen, T. (1993). [Iron levels in 1359 Danish women in relation to menstruation, use of oral contraceptives and parity]. Ugeskrift for Laeger, 155(45), 3661-5.
Milman N, Kirchhoff M, Jørgensen T. [Iron Levels in 1359 Danish Women in Relation to Menstruation, Use of Oral Contraceptives and Parity]. Ugeskr Laeger. 1993 Nov 8;155(45):3661-5. PubMed PMID: 8256358.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Iron levels in 1359 Danish women in relation to menstruation, use of oral contraceptives and parity]. AU - Milman,N, AU - Kirchhoff,M, AU - Jørgensen,T, PY - 1993/11/8/pubmed PY - 1993/11/8/medline PY - 1993/11/8/entrez SP - 3661 EP - 5 JF - Ugeskrift for laeger JO - Ugeskr Laeger VL - 155 IS - 45 N2 - Iron status was assessed by measuring serum ferritin and haemoglobin in a population survey in Copenhagen County, comprising 1359 nonpregnant women in age cohorts of 30, 40, 50, and 60 years; 809 were premenopausal and 550 postmenopausal. Premenopausal women had lower serum ferritin (median 37 micrograms/l) than postmenopausal women (median 71 micrograms/l), p < 0.0001. Of premenopausal women, 17.7% had ferritin < 15 micrograms/l (depleted iron stores), and 23.1% had ferritin levels of 15-30 micrograms/l (small iron stores). Corresponding figures in postmenopausal women were 3.3% and 10.3%. Iron deficiency anaemia (ferritin < 15 micrograms/l and haemoglobin < 121 g/l) was observed in 2.6% of pre- and 0.36% of postmenopausal women. After menstruations had ceased, there was a steep rise in ferritin levels, being most pronounced during the first 7 postmenopausal years. Pre- and postmenopausal multipara had lower ferritin than nulli- and unipara (p < 0.04), indicating that pregnancy and childbirth had a long lasting reducing influence on iron stores. The use of oral hormonal contraceptives had a marked increasing effect on iron stores, being correlated to the number of years the women had been taking the pill. SN - 0041-5782 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8256358/[Iron_levels_in_1359_Danish_women_in_relation_to_menstruation_use_of_oral_contraceptives_and_parity]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/iron.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -