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Prevalence of anaemia in older persons: systematic review

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Background: Ageing populations will impact on healthcare provision, especially since extra years are not necessarily spent in good health. It is important to identify and understand the significance of common medical problems in older people. Anaemia may be one such problem. We report on the prevalence of anaemia in cohorts of elderly people in the general population. The presence of anaemia is associated with a worse prognosis for both morbidity and mortality. Methods: Electronic searching a...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2318-8-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Pain Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of - Anaesthetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Pain Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of - Anaesthetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Pain Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of - Anaesthetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Pain Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of - Anaesthetics
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
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BMC Geriatrics Journal website
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8
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Article: 1
Publication date:
2008-01-05
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1471-2318
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uuid:a01c774e-a688-4ef0-9a07-0f42ad8cd380
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ora:2438
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English
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