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dc.contributor.authorHaslam, Alyson
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:28:06Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:28:06Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.otherhaslam_alyson_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/haslam_alyson_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26346
dc.description.abstractThis secondary data analysis examined the prevalence and proportion of several classifications of anemia in Georgia centenarians and octogenarians: anemia of chronic disease, nutritional anemia, combination (nutritional and chronic disease), and unexplained anemia. Data were collected as part of the Georgia Centenarian Study and included 69 octogenarians and 185 centenarians and near centenarians (98+ years). Centenarians had a higher prevalence of anemia of chronic disease (25.4% vs. 8.7%) and combination anemia (15.7% vs. 2.9%) than octogenarians. Being centenarian, being African American and having abnormal serum values for albumin (<3.6 g/dL), creatinine (>1.4 mg/dL), or ferritin (<12 ng/mL) were all found to be predictors of anemia. In summary, there is a high prevalence of anemia of chronic disease and combination anemia in centenarians. Disease management is important in the very old in order to reduce the burden of anemia and the resulting negative health consequences.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAnemia
dc.subjectCentenarians
dc.subjectOctogenarians
dc.subjectChronic disease
dc.subjectNutrition
dc.titleAnemia in Georgia centenarians and octogenarians
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.majorFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.advisorDorothy Hausman
dc.description.committeeDorothy Hausman
dc.description.committeeMary Ann Johnson
dc.description.committeeAlex Anderson


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