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cobweb icon Archived: Iron Deficiency Anemia: Screening

Original Release Date: May 2006

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Screening Recommendations - Children and Pregnant Women

PopulationRecommendationGrade
(What's This?)
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.

I
Pregnant Women

The USPSTF recommends routine screening for iron deficiency anemia in asymptomatic pregnant women.

B

Summary of Supplementation Recommendations - Children and Pregnant Women

PopulationRecommendationGrade
(What's This?)
Asymptomatic Children aged 6 to 12 months, Average Risk

The USPSTF concludes that evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine iron supplementation for asymptomatic children aged 6 to 12 months who are at average risk for iron deficiency anemia.

I
Non-anemic Pregnant Women

The USPSTF concludes that evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine iron supplementation for non-anemic pregnant women. 

I
Children

The USPSTF recommends routine iron supplementation for asymptomatic children ages 6 to 12 months who are at increased risk for iron deficiency anemia (go to the Clinical Considerations for a discussion of increased risk).

B

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Archived: Clinical Summary

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Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Iron Deficiency Anemia: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/iron-deficiency-anemia-screening

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