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Abstract                 Volume:5  Issue-10  Year-2017          Original Research Articles


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Prevalence of Anaemia among Women Residing in Urban Samayapuram, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
S. Pradeepa*, Elakkiya, Gunalan and Naveender
Department of Community Medicine, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Irungalur, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Anaemia is one of the important public health problems which affect world population widely. Among all types of anaemia iron deficiency anaemia is seen in developing countries. The prevalence is high specifically in school children and pregnant women. To study the prevalence and severity of anaemia and its associated factor among women in urban Samayapuram, Trichy. A cross sectional descriptive study was carried out among 150 women residing in urban Samayapuram, Hb levels were evaluated using sahli’s haemoglobinometer by acid haemoglobin method. The overall prevalence of anaemia between the age group 18-35yrs was 30.67% among 150 women of urban Samayapuram, The haemoglobin level of 5 women were below 7mg/dl which indicates they were severely anaemic the severity of anaemia was analysed and found that around3.33% women were severely anemic,12.67% women have been diagnosed with moderate anaemia 69.33% have been diagnosed with mild anaemia and23.3% population taken for study were already diagnosed as anaemia and24.7% taken for iron supplements. To reduce prevalence of anaemia the government need to emphasise on community and primary health care program and create awareness of continuation of iron supplements till complete correction of anaemia and regarding health and reproductive health which can help reduce burden of anaemia.

Keywords: Iron deficiency anaemia, Severity of anaemia, Sahli’s haemoglobinometer, Samayapuram
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Pradeepa, S., Elakkiya, Gunalan and Naveender. 2017. Prevalence of Anaemia among Women Residing in Urban Samayapuram, Trichy, Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(10): 53-57
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.510.008