EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
53,869,633
Abstracts:
29,686,251
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Iron deficiency in over 60-year old population: Study in health screening centers



Iron deficiency in over 60-year old population: Study in health screening centers



Gastroenterologie Clinique et Biologique 24(8-9): 709-713, Aout-Septembre



Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the frequency of iron deficiency with serum ferritin in elderly population, and to appreciate the opportunity of early screening according to digestive diseases. Subjects and methods: Data were collected from 3524 men and 3120 women aged 60 to 75 years during a health screening examination. Evaluation of diagnosis and treatment were obtained through questionnaire completed by treating physician. Results: The frequency of hypoferritinemia was about 2.3% in our population (hypoferritinemia was defined by serum ferritin < 20 mug/L or between 20-40 mug/L if C reactive protein was> 12 mg/L). Anemia was found in 3.3% of patients. Logistic regression model adjusting for multiple variables was used to examine factors associated with hypoferritinemia. The probability was greater among non-anemic patients with chronic digestive bleeding (odds-ratio: 2.3), or with positive occult blood testing (odds-ratio: 2.3). Information about the medical follow-up was obtained in 81% of patients with hypoferritinemia. A digestive exploration was made in 38 cases. Digestive disease was found among 24.3% patients with hypoferritinemia, and three colorectal cancers were observed. Conclusion: The screening of hypoferritinemia in elderly population examined in health screening centres could not be recommended as its frequency was low in this population, despite a strong correlation between hypoferritinemia and digestive diseases.

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 010885161

Download citation: RISBibTeXText



Related references

Iron deficiency in patients over 60 years. Descriptive study in the consultant population of health screening centers. Gastroenterologie Clinique et Biologique 24(8-9): 709-713, 2000

Anaemia and iron deficiency screening in adolescence: a pilot study of iron stores and haemoglobin response to iron treatment in a population of 14-15-year-olds in Norway. Acta Paediatrica 88(8): 815-821, 1999

What Is the Real Public Health Significance of Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Croatia? A Population-Based Observational Study on Pregnant Women at Early Pregnancy from Eastern Croatia. Central European Journal of Public Health 23(2): 98-103, 2016

Assessment of drinking water fortification with iron plus ascorbic Acid or ascorbic Acid alone in daycare centers as a strategy to control iron-deficiency anemia and iron deficiency: a randomized blind clinical study. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 60(1): 40-46, 2014

Iron deficiency anaemia in population of Polish patients--results of epidemiological screening study. Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski 18(104): 184-188, 2007

Screening toddlers for iron deficiency anaemia in general practice. Study to determine prevalence of iron deficiency was suspended. Bmj 316(7125): 146-146, 1998

Mammography use among 35-50-year-old women. Descriptive study of a population seeking services at the centers of health tests. Journal de Gynecologie, Obstetrique et Biologie de la Reproduction 27(8): 765-771, 1999

Screening for iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy: a structured review and gap analysis against UK national screening criteria. Bmc Pregnancy and Childbirth 15(): 269-269, 2016

Prevention of iron-deficiency anemia in infants in Family Health Centers. Harefuah 102(12): 509-511, 1982

Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Iron Supplementation in Pregnant Women to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes. American Family Physician 93(2): 137-138, 2016

Screening one-year-old infants for iron deficiency. Journal of Family Practice 15(4): 789-794, 1982

Population screening for iron deficiency. Nutrition Reviews 35(10): 271-274, 1977

Can routine screening and iron supplementation for iron deficiency anemia in nonsymptomatic pregnant women improve maternal and infant health outcomes?. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 4(3): 333-334, 2015

Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Iron Supplementation in Pregnant Women to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes: Recommendation Statement. American Family Physician 93(2): 133-136, 2016

The prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia in the pregnant women referred to health centers in Zahedan. Medical Journal of Reproduction and Infertility 7(2): 132-138, 2006