Sep 1, 1977

Hemoglobin levels in children from a biracial southern community

American Journal of Public Health
R R FrerichsG S Berenson


Hemoglobin levels were determined for 4,081 children, ages 2 1/2-14 years, from a biracial southern community. Back children had lower levels of hemoglobin than white children at every age interval with a mean difference of 0.64 gm/dl. This diffence persisted even when comparing children from similar socioeconomic level households. If black children maintain lower hemoglobin levels consistent with optimum health than do white children, then different hemoglobin standards may be warranted for each race.

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African Continental Ancestry Group
European Continental Ancestry Group
Food Habits
Hemoglobin Measurement
Dipstick Assessment of Hemoglobin Concentration

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