Children and Adolescents

Hemoglobin measurements in infants aged 9-18 months

Infants with a recorded hemoglobin level (numerator), among Infants aged 9-18 months (denominator)


Iron-deficiency in childhood has been associated with delayed cognitive and motor development [1]. The Israeli Ministry of Health issued guidelines for oral iron supplementation to all infants aged 4-18 months, and a hemoglobin test after 9 months of age [2].


Infants in the denominator with a recorded hemoglobin level


Infants aged 9-18 months




[1] Pala E, Erguven M, Guven S, Erdogan M, Balta T. Psychomotor development in children with iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia. Food Nutr Bull. 2010; 31(3): 431-5.
[2] In Hebrew: משרד הבריאות. תדריך למניעת אנמיה וחוסר ברזל בתינוקות ובפעוטות. חוזר ראש שירותי בריאות .2012 באוגוסט, 13 הציבור Available at:

Hemoglobin measurements by year
Hemoglobin measurement by socio-economic position (1-lowest, 4-highest) and sex

National Program for Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare
התכנית הלאומית למדדי איכות לרפואת הקהילה בישראל