Iron Deficiency Anemia: Screening
Release Date: May 2006
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Summary of Screening Recommendations - Children and Pregnant Women
|Asymptomatic Children aged 6 to 12 Months|
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine screening for iron deficiency anemia in asymptomatic children aged 6 to 12 months.
|The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.|
The USPSTF recommends routine screening for iron deficiency anemia in asymptomatic pregnant women.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.|
Summary of Supplementation Recommendations - Children and Pregnant Women
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. May 2006.