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Table 2 The types of anemia in the BEH program

From: Association between anemia, physical performance and cognitive function in Iranian elderly people: evidence from Bushehr Elderly Health (BEH) program

Types of anemia Anemia
Mild Moderate to severe Total
Microcyte anemia, n (%) 19 (8.52) 2 (0.90) 21 (9.42)
Normocyte anemia, n (%) 189 (84.75) 8 (3.59) 197 (88.34)
Macrocyte anemia, n (%) 5 (2.24) 0 (0.00) 5 (2.24)
Total, n (%) 213 (95.52) 10 (4.48) 223 (100)
  1. Notes: Microcyte Anemia was defined as MCV lower than 80 femtolitres (MCV < 80) and normocyte anemia (MCV 80 to 100) femtolitre and macrocyte anemia were define as (MCV > 100) femtolitre
  2. Anemic cases were divided into severe and mild anemia. Mild anemia is defined as HGB (Hb) concentration between 10 to 12 g/dl in women and 10 to 13 g/dl in men. Moderate to severe was determined as Hgb concentration lower than 10 g/dl in both sexes