Table 17D
2011 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance(1)
National
Anemia Indicators by Race/Ethnicity and Age
Children Aged Less Than 5 years (2)

Anemia Indicators by Race/Ethnicity and Age (3,4)
Race/Ethnicity and Age

Number Included
in Analysis

Anemia Low Hb/Hct
%
< 5th

White, Not Hispanic
6 - 11 Months 170,267 15.2
12 - 17 Months 308,529 14.7
18 - 23 Months 219,226 11.2
24 - 35 Months 342,401 11.2
36 - 59 Months 553,605 7.3
Total 1,594,028

11.0

 
Black, Not Hispanic
6 - 11 Months 88,557 23.5
12 - 17 Months 206,076 25.3
18 - 23 Months 132,061 24.2
24 - 35 Months 219,168 24.9
36 - 59 Months 352,919 18.6
Total 998,781

22.5

 
Hispanic
6 - 11 Months 177,885 18.1
12 - 17 Months 387,851 17.3
18 - 23 Months 256,403 14.2
24 - 35 Months 441,535 14.4
36 - 59 Months 794,301 9.2
Total 2,057,975

13.3

 
American Indian/Alaska Native
6 - 11 Months 3,590 17.0
12 - 17 Months 8,907 14.5
18 - 23 Months 7,126 14.7
24 - 35 Months 11,431 14.5
36 - 59 Months 18,588 8.0
Total 49,642

12.3

 
Asian/Pacific Islander
6 - 11 Months 13,081 15.5
12 - 17 Months 24,523 14.7
18 - 23 Months 16,210 13.9
24 - 35 Months 27,697 15.1
36 - 59 Months 45,138 10.4
Total 126,649

13.3

 
Multiple Races
6 - 11 Months 14,675 17.7
12 - 17 Months 27,980 18.3
18 - 23 Months 20,746 15.5
24 - 35 Months 31,304 15.5
36 - 59 Months 50,030 10.9
Total 144,735

14.7

 
All Other/Unknown
6 - 11 Months 8,552 16.5
12 - 17 Months 9,510 15.0
18 - 23 Months 4,359 12.7
24 - 35 Months 9,743 15.7
36 - 59 Months 19,644 11.9
Total 51,808

14.0

 
Total All Race/Ethnic Groups
6 - 11 Months 476,607 18.0
12 - 17 Months 973,376 18.1
18 - 23 Months 656,131 15.2
24 - 35 Months 1,083,279 15.6
36 - 59 Months 1,834,225 10.5
Total 5,023,618

14.4

(1) Reporting period is January 1 through December 31.
(2) Analyses based on one record per child.
(3) Excludes records with unknown data or errors.
(4) Based on 1998 CDC MMWR, "Recommendations to Prevent and Control Iron Deficiency in the United States", altitude adjusted, children 6 months of age and older included in the analysis.
* Percentages are not calculated if < 100 records are available for analysis after exclusions.