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Type: Artigo
Title: Prevalência e fatores associados à presença de anemia em idosos do município de Viçosa (MG), Brasil
Title Alternative: Prevalence and factors associated with the presence of anemia in the elderly of the municipality of Vicosa, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Author: Milagres, Clarice Santana
Duarte de Moraes, Keila Bacelar
Castro Franceschini, Sylvia Carmo
Rocha Sant'Ana, Luciana Ferreira
Lima, Luciana Moreira
Ribeiro, Andreia Queiroz
Abstract: Anemia is the most common hematological problem encountered in the elderly population. A cross-sectional, population-based survey was conducted to evaluate the prevalence and factors associated with anemia in the elderly in Vicosa (State of Minas Gerais). Data were collected by means of a household survey and conducting biochemical tests on 349 elderly between June and December 2009. The prevalence of anemia was 11.7% (95% CI 8.3% -15.1%) and was found to be higher among men (15.4%) among those aged 80 years and older (30%) and those who practiced polypharmacy (16.8%). The results obtained indicate anemia determinants similar to those observed in developed countries. The real need of polypharmacy should be evaluated in health care for the elderly, in order to prevent iatrogenic complications, of which anemia is one such complication
Subject: Anemia
Country: Brasil
Editor: Associação Brasileira de Pós - Graduação em Saúde Coletiva
Rights: Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1413-812320152012.20752014
Date Issue: 2015
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