Iron Deficiency Anemia

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Iron Deficiency Anemia, Pregnant Women

The AAFP recommends routine screening for iron deficiency anemia in asymptomatic pregnant women. (2006)

(Grade: B recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsiron.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Iron Deficiency Anemia, Children

The AAFP concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine screening for iron deficiency anemia in asymptomatic children aged 6 to 12 months. (2006)

(Grade: I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsiron.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)