NWS-21.3 Reduce iron deficiency among females aged 12 to 49 years
National Data Source
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
10 percent improvement
Number of women aged 12 to 49 years with body iron less than 0 where body iron is defined as follows: Body iron (mg/kg) = -[log10 (sTfR X1000/ferritin)-2.8229]/0.1207 Where sTfr is serum transferring receptor in milligrams per liter and ferritin is serum ferritin in micrograms per liter
Number of women aged 12 to 49 years
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 19-12a in that the model used to determine iron deficiency was changed from the ferritin model to the body iron stores model.
References and More Information
Cook JD, Flowers CH, Skikne BS. The qualitative assessment of body iron. Blood 2003; 101:3359-34.
Skikne BS, Flowers CH, Cook JD. Serum transferring receptor: a qualitative measure of tissue iron deficiency. Blood 1990; 75:1870-1876.