PREVALENCE OF ANEMIA IN MEN DUE TO VARIOUS CAUSES IN KANCHEEPURAM DISTRICT
- Department Of General Medicine Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Thiruporur, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Tamil Nadu, India.
- Department Of Microbiology Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Thiruporur, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Background: Anemia is a major public health problem in India. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are two billion people with anemia in the world and half of the anemia is due to iron deficiency. So anemia and iron deficiency lead to substantial physical productivity losses in adults. Materials and methods: We performed a retrospective observational study using routine clinical data from patients attending the out patient clinics of SSSMC & RI hospital in Thiruporur from Jan 2014 to Dec 2014. The survey assessed only for men with anemia based on the nutritional status , alcoholism, tobacco use and parasitic infections. Results: Evaluation of anemia was conducted in 430 men. The overall prevalence of anemia was 100% . Of which 40% were due to nutritional status , 25% were due to alcoholism, 25% were due to parasitic infections and 10% were due to tobacco use. Conclusion: In our study the most prevalent rate of anemia was due to nutritional status. Anemia is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency. So immediate remedial steps are needed, on community basis to improve the nutritional status, control alcoholism, parasitic infestation and tobacco use.
[Nasreen Begum, M. Anitha, Prabakaran, Uma Devi, J. Hemapriya, M. Narmadha, S. R. Swathy (2015); PREVALENCE OF ANEMIA IN MEN DUE TO VARIOUS CAUSES IN KANCHEEPURAM DISTRICT Int. J. of Adv. Res. 3 (Nov). 871-874] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
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