Iron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children: Screening
Release Date: September 2015
|Children ages 6 to 24 months|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for iron deficiency anemia in children ages 6 to 24 months.
Go to the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.
Literature scans conducted in June 2018 in MEDLINE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews showed a lack of new evidence to support an updated systematic review on the topic at this time. See the Literature Surveillance Report under the Supporting Documents section of this webpage.
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Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Iron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.