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Haematological laboratory findings in the elderly: influence of age and sex.
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PMID:  3749786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of age and sex on haematological laboratory parameters were studied in connection with a population study in people over the age of 65 years (n = 347). Serum vitamin B12 was the only parameter which decreased significantly with advancing age. Blood leucocyte count, haemoglobin concentration, haematocrit, erythrocyte count, mean erythrocyte volume, mean erythrocyte haemoglobin and serum ferritin values were significantly higher in males than in females. Serum iron, serum transferrin, and plasma and erythrocyte folate levels did not differ between males and females. Thirteen subjects were anaemic and three of them had iron deficiency anaemia. Five subjects had iron deficiency based on serum iron and transferrin but no anaemia. Serum ferritin measurement did not reveal any further subjects with iron deficiency. No case of folate deficiency anaemia was revealed. Although many of the participants were on medication, most of them were living at home and taking care of themselves and represent relatively fit elderly people. Therefore we suggest that these laboratory data can also serve as reference values for the elderly people.
K S Mattila; V Kuusela; T T Pelliniemi; A Rajamäki; H L Kaihola; K Juva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0036-5513     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest.     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-15     Completed Date:  1986-10-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404375     Medline TA:  Scand J Clin Lab Invest     Country:  NORWAY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  411-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Chemical Analysis
Hematologic Tests*
Reference Values
Sex Factors

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