Rabia Ahmad, Hafiz Haseeb Afsar, Muneeb Afsar, Seema Mazhar, Sidra Chaudhry, Ameena Ashraf, Ambereen Anwar.
Frequency of Anaemia in patients Presenting to a Tertiary Care Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;12(3):1296-8.

Aim: To document the frequency of anemia in selected patients who were admitted to in-patient in a tertiary level hospital in Lahore, Pakistan and to find the frequency of various grades of anaemia in male and female patients. Methods: This cross sectional, descriptive, institution-based study was conducted in Department of Pathology, Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore from 15th April 2018 to 15th May 2018. A total of 1000 ‘full blood count’ reports were randomly selected from medicine, surgical, paediatrics, oncology and urology wards for this study which were included. Haemoglobin level <13 g/dL for males and <12g/dL for females was considered as anaemic. Results: Out of a total of 1000 patients, 18% (n=185) were found to be anaemic . There were 82 males (44.32%) and 103 females (55.68%) who were found to be anaemic. Mean haemoglobin level was 7.4+/-1.3. Moderate and severe anaemia was more common in female patients as compared to males however the difference was not statistically significant (p value=0.9). Conclusion: Anaemia is more commonly encountered in female patients than male patients presenting to different wards of a tertiary care hospital in Lahore.

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