DOI: 10.1182/blood-2013-06-508325 ISSN:

A systematic analysis of global anemia burden from 1990 to 2010

Nicholas J. Kassebaum, Rashmi Jasrasaria, Mohsen Naghavi, Sarah K. Wulf, Nicole Johns, Rafael Lozano, Mathilda Regan, David Weatherall, David P. Chou, Thomas P. Eisele, Seth R. Flaxman, Rachel L. Pullan, Simon J. Brooker, Christopher J. L. Murray
  • Cell Biology
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry

Key Points

Anemia accounted for 8.8% of the total disability from all conditions in 2010. Children <5 years and women still have the highest burden. Although iron-deficiency anemia is the most common etiology globally, other leading causes of anemia vary widely by geography, age, and sex.

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