Prevalence of anaemia in adolescents and young adult population in a tertiary care hospital of North India

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Author Details : Megha Bansal, Honey Bhasker Sharma*, Nikhilesh Kumar, Raunak Kumari

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 58-61

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Background: Anaemia is a very common health problem seen globally as well as in India, more prevalent in pre-school children and women of reproductive age group.
Objective: In this study we have focussed on the prevalence of anaemia in young population excluding pregnant and lactating females to get an idea of severity, types and causes of anaemia in this most productive age in our region.
Materials and Methods: The present study is done in T S Misra Medical College and Hospital, Amausi, Lucknow. It is a six months duration retrospective study done in the 15-30 years age group population. Haemoglobin estimation and General blood picture were noted to categorize anaemia.
Results and Conclusion : A total of 2761 patients had undergone complete blood counts/ peripheral smear examination of which 1040 (37.66%) were found to be anaemic, categorized on the basis of WHO cut-off ranges for diagnosis and severity of anaemia. The prevalence was higher in female patients -40.17% (severe category of public health significance) as compared to males- 33.26%. (moderate category). Even after excluding the more vulnerable population from our study (pregnant / lactating females and small children), the prevalence of anaemia in our region is quite high which needs intervention for prevention and control.

Keywords: Prevalence of anaemia Iron deficiency, Microcytic hypochromic.

How to cite : Bansal M , Sharma H B, Kumar N , Kumari R , Prevalence of anaemia in adolescents and young adult population in a tertiary care hospital of North India. IP J Diagn Pathol Oncol 2021;6(1):58-61

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