Appropriateness of Hemoglobin Cut Off’s for Defining Anemia
The use of the hemoglobin cut-off points permits the identification of populations at greatest risk of anemia. The reference cut off’s of Hb also facilitates the monitoring and assessment of progress towards preventing and controlling iron deficiency. These cut off’s also provides the scientific basis for advocacy for the prevention of anemia. There has been continued discussion about the appropriateness of the Cut Off’s used to define anaemia and their applicability to different populations, which has implications for epidemiological surveillance, monitoring, and targeting (1,2).
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