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Prevalence of iron deficiency using 3 definitions among women in the US and Canada

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: Three definitions of iron deficiency were associated with significantly different prevalence of iron deficiency in women, regardless of self-reported age, pregnancy, or race and ethnicity. Using higher serum ferritin thresholds to define iron deficiency could lead to diagnosis and treatment of more women with iron deficiency and greater reduction of related morbidity. 

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, James C. Barton, M.D., email

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