Anemia was independently associated with mortality in very old persons

Steensma, David P.
December 2009
ACP Journal Club;12/15/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 6, p11
Academic Journal
The article presents information about a population-based cohort study which reports that anemia increases the risk of death in very old persons, independent of comorbid conditions. 562 inhabitants of 85 years were selected from Leiden, the Netherlands. The study shows that low hemoglobin levels in the old people are also associated with problems like increased frailty, likelihood of dementia, and risk for falls.


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