TABLE 2.

Prevalence of Iron Deficiency According to Weight Status for Each Age Group and Overall

BMIIron Deficiency, %
2–5 y6–11 y12–16 yOverall
Normal weight1.81.23.52.1
At risk for overweight3.74.47.25.3*
Overweight6.22.49.1*5.5
  • * P < .05, compared with the normal-weight group, by χ2 analysis.

  • P < .01, compared with the normal-weight group, by χ2 analysis.