About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of pregnant women with body iron less than zero.
Number of pregnant women
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.