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At what point are people considered anemic?

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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Male or Female?

The cut off levels for anemia depend on the laboratory and whether the person is male or female.
Generally, for men it is a hemoglobin less than 13.5 and women less than 12.

In brief: Male or Female?

The cut off levels for anemia depend on the laboratory and whether the person is male or female.
Generally, for men it is a hemoglobin less than 13.5 and women less than 12.
Dr. Leila Wing
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Dr. William Walsh
Altitude also affects the normal limits, at higher altitudes higher levels of Hgb are expected (e.g. at 4500 feet a Hg of less than 13 for women and 14 for men is considered anemic).
Dr. Bradford Romans
Internal Medicine

In brief: See below

Normal adult male hemaglobin/hematocrit is 13.
5-17.5/41-53 nl adult female h/h is 12.0-16.0/36-46 anything less is anemia.

In brief: See below

Normal adult male hemaglobin/hematocrit is 13.
5-17.5/41-53 nl adult female h/h is 12.0-16.0/36-46 anything less is anemia.
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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