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Study of Anemia in Vadodara Population, Western India

Divyesh Vadasmiya

Abstract: Background:. The distribution of anemia prevalence and risk factors among adults in vadodara population. A cross-sectional study was conducted at Vadodara, Western India during 2009 to 2010. To investigate the prevalence and predictors of anemia among adults this study done. (> 18 years old). Materials and methods: A cross-sectional community based survey was conducted in an SBKS Medical College and Hospital, Pipariya, Vadodara. A total of 149 subjects were included in this study. The study took place from October 2009 to March 2010 (6 months). Results: the prevalence of anemia ,is 57 adults had anemia; 23 (40.1%); 27 (47.39%) and 17(29.82%) had mild, moderate and severe anemia, respectively. In analyses, male vs. female gender (P = 0.2), age (< 50 yrs Vs ? 50 years) ( P = 0.6), rural vs. urban residency (P = 0.8), educational level < secondary level vs. ? secondary level ( P = 0.7) were not associated with anemia. Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of anemia is found in this study. Anemia affected adults regardless to their age, sex. But anemia affects specially in laborers people and low educational level . Therefore, anemia is needed to be screened for routinely and supplements have to be employed in this setting.

Keywords: Anemia, Adults, Prevalence, Screening ,hemoglobin

Country: India, Subject Area: Physiology Science

Pages: 664 - 666

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Divyesh Vadasmiya, "Study of Anemia in Vadodara Population, Western India", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 664 - 666

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