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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: 146,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2013 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Table 26 [PDF – 521 MB]


  • Number of deaths: 5,219
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1.6

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, tables 10, 11 [PDF – 4.4 MB]