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Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part E (2024)

Prevalence and severity of Anaemia among reproductive aged women (15-49 years)

Author(s): Vindhyvasni and Alka Gupta
Abstract: Purpose: Anaemia is a global public health problem affecting developing countries with serious consequences upon human health, social and economic development. It is found at all stages in the life cycle, more prevalent among females of the reproductive age group (15-49 years). Anaemia is defined as the decrease in the concentration of red blood cells in the body, and the blood cells are not sufficient to meet the person's physiological requirements. The current study aims to determine the prevalence of anaemia among women of reproductive age (15-49 Years).
Materials and Methods: Blood level of respondents was estimated by using cyanmethaemoglobin method prescribed by Decie and Lewis (1984), INACG (1985), ICMR (2001). The WHO cut of ranges published by ICMR Task Force (2001) for assessment of anaemia.
Results and Discussion: The results show that severe anaemia was found in 1.7 (9) percent women. Similar results were obtained in a study conducted among Reproductive Age Group (15-45 Years). The mean difference of hemoglobin levels among mild, moderate and severe anaemic group was significant (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The research findings revealed that prevalence of anaemia in females were 57.5 (322) percent. Out of 560 studied women, only 42.5 (238) percent women were having normal haemoglobin value whereas 57.5 (322) percent women were affected with various grades of anaemia.
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How to cite this article:
Vindhyvasni, Alka Gupta. Prevalence and severity of Anaemia among reproductive aged women (15-49 years). Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(3):391-393. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i3e.748
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