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This article is from Clinical Interventions in Aging, volume 9.AbstractBackground: Anemia in later life is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and possible causes of anemia in the elderly in a well defined hospital cohort. Methods: Participants in this cross-sectional, retrospective analysis included all inpatients and outpatients aged ≥64 years with complete blood counts treated at Innsbruck Medical University Hospital between October 1, 2004 and September 29, 2005 n=19,758, median age 73 years. Results: According to World Health Organization criteria, 21.1% of these patients were anemic, ie, 30.7% and 37.0% at 80+ years and 90+ years, respectively. The prevalence of anemia was significantly correlated with advanced age r=0.21; P



Author: Bach, Veronika; Schruckmayer, Guenter; Sam, Ines; Kemmler, Georg; Stauder, Reinhard

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