TABLE 1.

Population Demographic Features With Respect to Iron Status

nIron-Deficient With Anemia, %Iron-Deficient Without Anemia, %Iron-Deficient Total, %
Age
 2–5 y45530.61.72.3
 6–11 y33090.21.61.8
 12–16 y20880.93.84.7
Gender
 Male48920.31.31.6
 Female50580.83.54.3
Race/ethnicity
 White26900.21.61.8
 Black32891.21.62.8
 Mexican American34891.25.16.3
 Other4821.05.76.7
Poverty status
 Below poverty37181.04.05.0
 Above poverty53950.31.72.0
Caretaker education
 <12th grade39650.73.13.8
 12th grade31650.72.22.9
 >12th grade26990.32.02.3
BMI
 Normal weight72850.41.72.1
 At risk for overweight12860.74.65.3
 Overweight11271.14.45.5