Iron Nutritional Status among the Elderly of Fishing Community of Nellore District
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Research Paper | Food Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018

Iron Nutritional Status among the Elderly of Fishing Community of Nellore District

Dr. N. Venkata Lakshmi

Ageing is associated with increased risk of developing anaemia and micronutrient deficiencies. The present study the was examined to know the nutritional status among the elderly of fishing community of Nellore district. A sample of 100 (50 males and 50 females) in the age group of 51-70 years were selected randomly from the fishing communities of the Nellore district. The iron status of the subjects of the fisherman community was assessed by estimating Haemoglobin levels (Hb), Packed cell volume (PVC), Serum Iron (SI), Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), Percent Transferrin saturation ( % TS) and Serum Ferritin levels. Based on the results pertaining to Iron status parameters in the present study, it can be stated that a good percentage of subjects in the fishing community do suffer from iron deficiency anemia.

Keywords: Anemia, Micronutrient, fishing community, elderly

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018

Pages: 1681 - 1682

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Dr. N. Venkata Lakshmi, "Iron Nutritional Status among the Elderly of Fishing Community of Nellore District", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=23071801, Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018, 1681 - 1682

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