Published: 22 May 2023
Author(s): Deborah Blanca, Giorgio Parrella, Dario Consonni, Stefania Villa, Giuliana Ceriani, Annalisa Cespiati, Giovanni Figini, Gabriele Ghigliazza, Diletta Maira, Giovanna Oberti, Natalia Scaramellini, Giuseppina Luisa Schinco, Francesco Tafuri, Nicola Montano, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Irene Motta
Section: Original article

Anemia is a global public health problem affecting subjects of all ages and gender, with significant consequences for human health and an impact on social and economic aspects. The aging of the population unveils the burden of anemia in the elderly, defined as individuals aged 65 years and above. In this group, anemia is mainly of a mild degree [1,2] and increases with age [1]. Its prevalence in community-dwelling subjects aged >65 is around 11%, with variability across ages and ethnicities [1,3].


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