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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: February | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 68-72

A Percentage Distribution Study of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Females of Tribal Area of Kutch, Bhuj of Gujarat

Dr. Kiran D. Thorat1, Dr. Alka Singh2, Dr.Sheetal D. Kher3

1Associate Professor and HOD, Dept. of Physiology, GMC Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh - 497001
2Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology, GMC Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh - 497001
3Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology, GMERS Medical College, Gotri, Vadodara, Gujarat - 390021

Corresponding Author: Dr. Kiran D. Thorat


Introduction - Nobody is immune to have an anemia that is caused by innumerable factors. Iron deficiency anemia is one of the global problems, mainly affecting pregnant and lactating females, growing children and elderly people with some underlying disease causing blood loss. It is more prevalent in lower socioeconomic class, in rural and tribal areas.
Methods – This was a prospective observational study of primary data, in which 1200 females of 20 – 49 years of age, of lower socio economic class, in tribal area were screened for iron deficiency anemia depending on their Hb concentration, MCV, MCHC and RDW.
Observation and results – 454 out of 1200 female patients were diagnosed to have iron deficiency anemia.
Conclusion - Around 38% of females of and around reproductive age, of lower socioeconomic tribal area of Kutch, Bhuj, Gujarat, suffer from iron deficiency anemia.

Key words: Iron deficiency anemia, tribal, socioeconomic, Prevalence.

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