Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

anemia_who

Categories

Blood Measures, Medical Conditions

Anemia
Anemia calculated from hemoglobin using WHO criteria

Anemia is calculated from blood hemoglobin based on sex-specific World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. Hemoglobin is measured with a complete blood count performed by Quest Diagnostics. See the routine laboratory tests subcategory description for blood sample collection and analysis procedures.

Males are deemed anemic at a specific visit if their value of hemoglobin is (strictly) less than 13 g/dL; females are deemed anemic if their hemoglobin is less than 12 g/dL.

Males:

Value Coding
0 Not anemic, hemoglobin ≥13 g/dL
1 Anemic, hemoglobin <13 g/dL

Females:

Value Coding
0 Not anemic, hemoglobin ≥ 12/dL
1 Anemic, hemoglobin <12 g/dL

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