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Table 2 Anemia-related Factors Stratified by Reported Menstrual Flow (n = 41)

From: The association between subjective assessment of menstrual bleeding and measures of iron deficiency anemia in premenopausal African-American women: a cross-sectional study

  Light Normal Heavy Very Heavy
(n = 6) (n = 15) (n = 12) (n = 8)
Previous Evaluation for HMB (%) 16.7 0 25.0 50.0
Anemica(%) 0 6.7 41.7 25.0
Iron Deficientb (%) 33.3 66.7 83.3 75.0
General symptoms of anemia scorec (mean ± SD) 4.0 ± 0 3.6 ± 0.6 2.5 ± 1.4 3.0 ± 1.2
Symptoms of anemia during menses scored (mean ± SD) 10.8 ± 6.4 8.8 ± 6.0 18.0 ± 9.7 20.8 ± 15.4
  1. aHemoglobin <11.6 g/dL
  2. bFerritin <41 ng/mL
  3. cLower scores translate to more general symptoms of anemia
  4. dHigher scores translate to more symptoms of anemia during menses