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: 890,000

Source: 2018 NHAMCS Public Use File

Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 5,254
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1.6

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER

Page last reviewed: January 26, 2021