Anemia or Iron Deficiency

Data are for the U.S.

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits to physician offices with anemia as the primary diagnosis: 2.8 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, table 15 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

Emergency department visits
  • Number of visits to emergency departments with anemia as the primary diagnosis: 778,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2017 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 12 pdf icon[PDF – 863 KB]

Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 5,262
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1.6

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER

Page last reviewed: October 30, 2020