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22. Which are true of red cell changes in the older adult?

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Which are true of red cell changes in the older adult? (select all that apply)

During a stress situation such as hemorrhage, the red blood cells of the elderly are not replaced as quickly as a younger adult.

The elderly are able to maintain hemoglobin and hematocrit levels within a range of that of younger adults.

Anemia is not a risk factor for the elderly.

Anemia affects half of the chronically ill elderly.

Hemoglobin levels decline after middle age; however, the decline is less in women than in men of the same age.

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