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Anemia or Iron Deficiency

Data are for the U.S.

Emergency department visits

  • Number of visits to emergency departments with anemia as the primary hospital discharge diagnosis: 188,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2014 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Table 27 [PDF – 1.9 MB]


  • Number of deaths: 5,349
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1.7

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2016, tables 6, 7 [PDF – 2 MB]