in both anemia types, there are disparities between races, whites account for 3.3%, blacks 24.4% and Mexican Americans 8.7%. Dietary behaviors, medical access, and economic status are thought to play an important role (Mahoney, 2008). Age/behavior: Iron deficiency anemia is common in the elderly and is thought to be a normal process of aging (Mehta, 2017). Folate deficiency is also prevalent in the elderly due to inadequate dietary intake or the reduced mental capacity to eat. Proper dietary intake is important to prevent both anemias, as nutrition is the first line of defense for prevention without an abnormal underlying cause such as cancer or a genetic disorder, or alcoholism (Koury, Wheeler, & Mohammed, 2017). References Coffey-Vega, K. (2018). Folic Acid Deficiency Clinical Presentation. Retrieved from Heuther, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Alterations of Hematologic Function. In Understanding Pathophysiology (6 ed., pp. 513-553). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. Koury, M., Wheeler, A., & Mohammed, S. (2017). Anemia. Retrieved from
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