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International Journal of Home Science

2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART L

A study on prevalence of anemia among non pregnant non-lactating women in Srinagar

Author(s): Dr. Yasmeen Majid Khan and Dr. Asmat Majid Khan
Abstract:

The present study was conducted to find out prevalence of anemia among non-pregnant non lactating women of Srinagar district coming to out- patient department of SKIMS Soura Srinagar. The survey was conducted on 175 NON pregnant and non-lactating women. The total sample of 175 women was from age group 19-55 years the data was expressed as mean and percentage. A very high overall prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia (98.87 %) was found in the study population. The women who had delivered more no. of children were severely anemic. Those women were usually anemic who had not spaced their pregnancies properly. 24 hr dietary recall revealed that mean caloric intake was less as compared with RDA Clinical examinations of sample revealed that majority of them were pale and ill looking. The gradation in anemia was- mild in 14.8% (26) cases, moderate in 72% (126) cases and severe in 13% (23) cases. There was considerable improvement in the haemoglobin status of the anaemic females on supplementation with iron/folate alone or with vitamin C.
Pages: 745-747  |  176 Views  11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Yasmeen Majid Khan, Dr. Asmat Majid Khan. A study on prevalence of anemia among non pregnant non-lactating women in Srinagar. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(2):745-747.
International Journal of Home Science