Hospital based cross sectional study of assessment of anemia in children in urban Karnataka

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 8, Issue 2

Abstract

Background: According to the 2001 World health Organization (WHO) data, 30% of the children aged between 0 and 4 years and 48% of the children aged between 5 and 14 years are anemic in developing countries1. In our country, the frequency of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) has been reported to range between 15.2% and 62.5% in different studies conducted with children. Objective: To find out the spectrum of anemia amongst paediatric age group(5-18 years). Methodology: Cross sectional observational study carried out at paediatric department of Khaja Banda Nawaz Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalaburgi during the period of February to May 2018. Objective: To find out the spectrum of anemia amongst paediatric age group(5-18 years). Methodology: This study was cross sectional observational study carried out at paediatric department of Khaja Banda Nawaz Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalaburgi during the period of February to May 2018. Results: Majority of children (56%) were between 5-10 years followed by 89(29.7%). prevalence of anemia in our study was 72.3%. Prevalence of severe anemia was seen in 68(31.3%) subjects. prevalence was more in girls i.e. 59.9% as compared to boys i.e.40.1%. Conclusion: Prevalence of anemia among the children screened was high. Almost one third of them had severe anemia. Prevalence was more in girls

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Siddaling Changty, Mujumdar VG, L Khaja Gareeban Nawaz, Sachin Hatti, Mohd Muzzammil, Heba Abdul Jabbar

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  • EP ID EP445038
  • DOI 10.26611/1014828
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Siddaling Changty, Mujumdar VG, L Khaja Gareeban Nawaz, Sachin Hatti, Mohd Muzzammil, Heba Abdul Jabbar (2018). Hospital based cross sectional study of assessment of anemia in children in urban Karnataka. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 8(2), 71-73. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-445038