Table 1

Characteristics of patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA)
Characteristics of IDA Male Female p-value All
No. 1060 1897
Age (years) 7.46 ± 5.68 12.34 ± 5.46 <0.001 10.59 ± 6.02
Associated diseases, N (%)
Schizophrenia 2 (0.2) 6 (0.3) 0.719 8 (0.3)
Unipolar depressive disorder 12 (1.1) 36 (1.9) 0.104 48 (1.6)
Bipolar disorder 2 (0.2) 11 (0.6) 0.154 13 (0.4)
OCD 1 (0.1) 3 (0.2) >0.999 4 (0.1)
Anxiety disorder 21 (2.0) 24 (1.3) 0.158 45 (1.5)
ASD 17 (1.6) 7 (0.4) 0.001 24 (0.8)
ADHD 64 (6.0) 20 (1.1) <0.001 84 (2.8)
Tic disorder 14 (1.3) 9 (0.5) 0.027 23 (0.8)
Delayed development 90 (8.5) 64 (3.4) <0.001 154 (5.2)
Mental retardation 47 (4.4) 28 (1.5) <0.001 75 (2.5)

OCD obsessive-compulsive disorder, ASD autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:161   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-161

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