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: 526,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Table 12 pdf icon[PDF – 738 KB]

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

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

Page last reviewed: January 9, 2015