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Am Fam Physician. 2008;78(8):914

The article “Iron Deficiency Anemia,” (March 1, 2007, page 671) contained incorrect data in Table 1 on page 672. The table that appeared, “Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia in the United States,” actually provided data on the prevalence of iron deficiency in the United States. The correct table with data for iron deficiency anemia has been reprinted here and the article has been corrected online. Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Selected Populations in the United States

Group/age (years)*1988 to 1994 (%)1999 to 2000 (%)
Both Sexes
One to two32
Women (nonpregnant)
12 to 4943
50 to 6923
70 and older21†

*Data for all racial/ethnic groups.

Unreliable; relative standard error (i.e., standard error/prevalence estimate) is greater than 30 percent.

Adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Iron deficiency—United States, 1999–2000. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2002;51(40):899.

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