About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of children aged 3 to 4 years with body iron less than zero.
Number of children aged 3 to 4 years
Body iron is defined as follows: Body iron (mg/kg) = -[log10 (sTfR X1000/ferritin)-2.8229]/0.1207, where sTfr is serum transferrin receptor in milligrams per liter and ferritin is serum ferritin in micrograms per liter.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
- Cook JD, Flowers CH, Skikne BS. The qualitative assessment of body iron. Blood 2003; 101:3359-34.
- Skikne BS, Flowers CH, Cook JD. Serum transferrin receptor: a qualitative measure of tissue iron deficiency. Blood 1990; 75:1870-1876.