The Global Burden of Anemia

This report summarizes the global state of anemia from 1990 to 2013 for 23 different etiologies in 188 countries, 20 age groups, and in both males and females. The authors looked at mean hemoglobin levels, anemia incidence by severity, disability due to anemia, and underlying causes of anemia. The authors concluded that the worldwide burden of anemia is high, with developing countries assuming the majority of anemia-induced disability, and that iron-deficiency remains the leading cause of anemia.

Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, April 2016