Fasiha Ijlal, Samina Jalali, Nilofer Babar Khan, Abdul Qayyum Khan.
Prevalence of anaemia in women at District Headquarter Hospital Gilgit.
Pak J Med Res Jan ;39(2):78-80.
A preliminary survey was conducted to estimate the prevalence of anaemia in females (aged 14-65 years) attending Gynae OPD of District Headquarter Hospital, Gilgit. Haemoglobin (Hb) was estimated for each patient. Out of 447 patients, 376 females were pregnant and 71 were non-pregnant with different reproductive complaints. Considering 11 g/dl as normal limits of Hb level for the study population, 43.1% patients were found to be anaemic. 55.48% patients had Hb level between 11-14 g/dl. Keeping in view the high frequency of anaemia in the study area, there is a particular need to launch a programme for prevention and management of the problem. There is a dearth of information on the major health problems of the women of the area in general and on frequency and types of anaemia, its association with multiparity, infertility, eating habits and other socioeconomic and medical factors in particular. Further studies are needed to have a deep insight into the challenging anaemia and its prevention in the Northern Areas.
YOUR DATA SHOWS THAT MOST OF THE PREGNANT WOMEN ARE ANEMIC BUT NOT SHOWS THE DATA OF TEENAGERS AND OLD WOMEN.
Posted by: MABROOR on Sep 2001
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