HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Anemia associated with higher risk of death in the elderly

CHICAGO Elderly people with the lowest and highest hemoglobin concentrations (the component of red blood cells that carries oxygen) are at increased risk of death, according to a study in the October 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Increasing evidence indicates that anemia is common in the elderly population, but few studies have assessed the association of anemia with clinical outcomes, such as illness and death, according to background information in the article. Anemia is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a hemoglobin concentration of less than 12 g/dL (grams per one tenth liter) for women and less than 13 g/dL for men.

Neil A. Zakai, M.D., of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, compared the association of hemoglobin concentration and anemia status with subsequent death over the course of eleven years in elderly adults living in four U.S. communities. Hemoglobin concentrations were determined for participants recruited between 1989 and 1993. Participants were contacted biannually; telephone and clinic examinations were conducted alternately. Deaths were reviewed and classified as cardiovascular or noncardiovascular. Complete follow-up was available through June 2001 for this analysis.

Hemoglobin concentration was analyzed in two ways: by dividing the participants' baseline hemoglobin into five equal levels and by the WHO criteria for anemia. Based on the WHO criteria for anemia, 498 individuals were anemic on enrollment (8.5 percent of the 5,797 included in the analysis), the researchers report. The hemoglobin concentration for the 1,205 individuals in the lowest fifth was higher than the WHO criteria for anemia, and 41.3 percent of these 1,205 people did qualify as anemic by WHO standards.

"In this elderly cohort, the prevalence of anemia was 7.0 percent among white and 17.6 percent among black individuals," the authors write. "After 11.2 years
'"/>

Contact: Jennifer Nachbur
802-656-7875
JAMA and Archives Journals
24-Oct-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
2. Anemia affects body ... and maybe the mind
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
5. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
6. Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
7. ADHD appears to be associated with depressed dopamine activity in the brain
8. Lower mortality rates associated with hospitals that rank highest on quality of care indicators
9. Poor sleep hygiene in children associated with behavioral problems
10. Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens
11. Low doses of ecstasy associated with decline in verbal memory

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/14/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... August 13, 2019 , ... New Hampshire-based ... heart-healthy antioxidant resveratrol, today announced an expansion of its line of CBD-infused coffees with ... mg of CBD in a 12-oz bag. , “We are excited to expand ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... ... August 13, 2019 , ... New U Life Corporation® ... president of operations and information technology, and Elie Goldstein, vice president of product development ... New U Life’s commitment to expanding its corporate governance. , “Since founding New U ...
(Date:8/12/2019)... ... August 12, 2019 , ... Eco Pump Services is an ... Florida 33027. For over 25 years, Eco Pump Services has served customers with excellence ... pumping services . Eco Pump’s steady five-star ratings and excellent customer reactions throughout numerous ...
(Date:8/12/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... August 12, 2019 , ... ... successful closing of the $56,595,000 Series 2019A&B Bonds for Lesley University, which is ... from the Series 2019 Bonds will be used primarily to refund the outstanding ...
(Date:8/9/2019)... ... , ... The Los Angeles employment law lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik ... Food Markets, Inc., failed to provide their California employees with meal and rest periods ... lawsuit, Case No. 19STCV26728, is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/14/2019)... ... ... Cambria Solutions, Inc., an award-winning national technology and management consulting firm, ... 5000 is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. , ... a committed and expanding team with a growth mindset that contributes to our purpose ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... ... August 15, 2019 , ... Author Madeline A. Garner shares her own ... Balboa Press) and provides survivors with information about their experiences and resources they can ... caseload as a psychotherapist for 36 years and as an energy healer for eight ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... ... August 13, 2019 , ... ... voted to approve a BETA version of the NCPDP Real-Time Prescription Benefit (RTPB) ... opposition, signaling strong support for the Standard from across the industry, with representation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: