Prevalence of Anemia Among Schedule Caste Women in Rural Area of Eastern Nepal

  • Amar Kumar Sinha Department of Biochemistry, Birat Medical College Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar
  • Chandra Prakash Gaire Department of Biochemistry, Birat Medical College Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar
  • Babu Ram Pokhrel Department of Community Medicine, Birat Medical College Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar
Keywords: Anaemia, Prevalence, Schedule caste

Abstract

Anemia of schedule caste women in Rural area ofeastern Nepal is a prominent problem in developing countries. On the present study is to determine the prevalence of anemia of schedule caste women of Baijnathpur, eastern Nepal. 

A Cross sectional study was conducted to the schedule caste non -pregnant women of the age group 20 - >70 years during August - November 2015.A total 432 women were participant in the present study. Cyanmethamoglobin used for the determination of anaemia. The prevalence of anaemia was found to be 242(56%) out of N= 432 women. Anaemia was classified as per the world health organization (WHO), mild, moderate and severe. The highest prevalence of anaemia 66.7% was found at the age group of 50-59 years and second highest 59.3% was found at the age group of 20-29 years of the anaemic population. The mean and SD of haemoglobin were 11.49±2.05gm/dl and 10.14±1.57 gm/dl of total and anaemic population respectively

 Int. J. Appl. Sci. Biotechnol. Vol 7(2): 264-268

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2019-06-27
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Sinha, A. K., Gaire, C. P., & Pokhrel, B. R. (2019). Prevalence of Anemia Among Schedule Caste Women in Rural Area of Eastern Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 7(2), 264-268. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v7i2.24649
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