Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  2231-5640

ISSN Online :  2231-5659


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Anaemia – An Issue of National Health Concern

Address:   Brijesh Kumar Duvey1, Deepak Prashar1*, Subash Chand2
1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vinayaka College of Pharmacy, Kullu (H.P), India
2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manav Bharti University, Solan (H.P), India
*Corresponding Author

Anaemia is a very common disease which is due to iron deficiency and is highly prevalent among population of developing countries. The present study is based upon the survey to find out the prevalent of anaemia in population. Further, the data is statistically analyzed and conclusion is derived. In this study hemoglobin (Hb) level in blood was determined along with the sociodemographic factor of more than 200 subjects residing in rural region. The subject population was comprised of 40% male while 60% female. The data revealed that the maximum number of male and female having the Hb level in between 9-12.5g/dl and 7.5 - 11.5g/dl respectively. The data showed that more than 65% of female are anaemic and having an Hb level in between 7.5 - 11.5g/dl. The data also revealed that more than 90% of these anaemic female are in between the age group of 20 to 30 yrs which highlighted a significant fact that maximum number of female were anaemic during their peak reproductive age. Moreover, in case of male 85% of total male subject having the Hb levels between 9 - 13g/dl were observed below the age group 20yrs. On the other hand 65% of males in the age group of 30- 40 yrs have Hb level above 13g/dl. During this study only 3% of total female subject were found Hb level below 7g/dl while in male only 1% subject were found the Hb level below 9g/dl. Present study concluded that there is an urgent need to improve the nutritional status and public awareness about this disease to improve the health status in rural area of the country.
Anaemia, hemoglobin, public awareness, Economic status
Brijesh Kumar Duvey, Deepak Prashar, Subash Chand. Anaemia – An Issue of National Health Concern. Asian J. Res. Pharm. Sci. 2013; Vol. 3: Issue 2, Pg 66-67.
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