Hemoglobin Level Chart

Hemoglobin Level Chart

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Last updated on December 14th, 2023

Today in this article, we are discussing Hemoglobin Level Chart. Below we have provided the age-wise hemoglobin level chart for males, females, and children.

What is hemoglobin (HB, HBG)?

Hemoglobin is the fundamental piece of red blood cells (RBC), which carry oxygen all around the body. If the hemoglobin level is too low, this process can be impaired, leading to a lower level of oxygen in the body.  The hemoglobin in the blood carries oxygen from the respiratory organs (lungs or gills) to the rest of the body (ie tissues). It releases oxygen to allow aerobic respiration to power the functions of an organism called metabolism. A healthy hemoglobin level depends on a good nutritious diet and regular exercise.


A term that means lower than normal levels of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. The word is derived from the Greek word anemia, which means anemia.

Symptoms of anemia often include:

  •  Pale skin
  •  Weakness
  •  Pain in chest
  •  Palpitations
  •  Shortness of breath
  •  Restless legs syndrome 

Hemoglobin Level Chart:

(Widely accepted general hemoglobin count range by physicians)


At birth16.55 g / dl
Less than a month13.92 g / dl
1-2 months11.25 g / dl
2-6 months12.64 g / dl
0.6–2 years12 g / dl
2-6 years12.5 g / dl
6-12 years13.5 g / dl


  • Age 12-18 years: 12.0 to 16.0 g / dl (means 14.0 g / dl)
  • Age> 18 years: 12.1 to 15.1 g / dl (means 14.0 g / dl)


  • 12-18 years: 13.0 to 16.0 g / dl (means 14.5 g / dl)
  • Age > 18 years: 13.6 to 17.7 g / dl (means 15.5 g / dl)

Low Hemoglobin Count:

A slightly lower hemoglobin count is not always a sign of the disease, it may be normal for some people. Women who are usually pregnant have lower hemoglobin content. A low hemoglobin level count is generally defined as less than 13.5 grams of hemoglobin per dl (135 g per liter) for men and 12 g per dl (120 g per liter) for women. In children, the definition varies with age and gender.

Iron level

Iron is a mineral required to make healthy red blood cells and hemoglobin. A low iron level can make you feel tired, and a very low iron level can cause damage to organs. Not eating foods rich in iron, donating blood too often, chronic disease, or other invisible causes can lead to low blood count. The daily requirement of iron can often be attained by taking iron supplements. Iron sulfate 325 mg, taken orally once a day, and by eating foods high in iron. Foods high in vitamin C are also recommended because vitamin C helps your body absorb iron. 

Foods with high iron levels include:

  •  Bean sprouts
  •  Beat
  •  Broccoli
  •  Brussel sprouts
  •  Cabbage
  •  Chicken
  •  Corn
  •  Fish
  •  Green beans
  •  Cauliflower
  •  Lamb
  •  Thin flesh
  •  Potato
  •  Peas
  •  Tofu
  •  Tomatoes


Also Read: Normal Hemoglobin Range by Age


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