Haematological profile of healthy elderly Australians.
CA Silagy, HH Salem, K Campion, JJ McNeil, J Robert, GA Donnan, AM Tonkin, B Worsam
The Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 1992
OBJECTIVE: To determine normal values for haematological parameters in healthy elderly persons, and document any changes in these over a 12 month period. DESIGN: The study was conducted as part of a randomised controlled trial of low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in the elderly. All participants (380) had a full blood examination performed at entry, which was repeated after 12 months. The baseline results for all patients and the 12 month findings in a cohort of 162 persons allocated placebo were used in the present study. SETTING: Community-based (general practices and residential retirement villages). SUBJECTS: Persons aged 70 years and over (53% females) wh..View full abstract