Dietary iron deficiency prevalence

per 100,000 people, 1990–2017

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Prevalence is defined as the number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time per 100,000 people. Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia — a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. As the name implies, iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Without enough iron, your body can’t produce enough of a substance in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen (hemoglobin). As a result, iron deficiency anemia may leave you tired and short of breath.

Source: Global Health Data Exchange