Prevalence of Iron Deficiency in Women

In a recent study, researchers examined the prevalence of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia among nonpregnant females aged 12 to 21 years. The study highlights a high prevalence of iron within this age range, with certain demographic factors influencing the risk. It suggests the need for targeted screening and intervention strategies in this population.

Reference: Weyand AC, Chaitoff A, Freed GL, et al. Prevalence of Iron Deficiency and Iron-Deficiency Anemia in US Females Aged 12-21 Years, 2003-2020. JAMA. 2023;329(24):2191–2193. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.8020.

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