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Kapil Dev Sagar
Shaktibala Dutta
Anurag Bajpai
Jyotsna Sharma
Neelima Agrawal


Anemia, Haemoglobin, Iron supplementation, Iron deficiency


Background: Anemia is a major health problem worldwide, especially in developing countries like India. The most important cause of anemia is iron deficiency, which can be prevented by early oral iron supplementation.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the department of Gynaecology of our tertiary care teaching institution for a period of 6 months. 132 women attending to the Gynaecology OPD were screened for anemia. Pregnant females were excluded. Each patient was interviewed using a structured interview schedule and the data obtained was evaluated.

The present study has been designed as a cross-sectional study in NCRIMS, Meerut from 1 May 2022 – 31 October 2022.

RESULTS: A total number of 132 patients of iron deficiency anaemia aged between 10- 60 years were identified during the course of this study. Iron deficiency anaemia was most commonly seen in the reproductive age group (15-49 years)

CONCLUSIONS: To effectively control anaemia, a comprehensive and multi-sectoral approach will have far-reaching consequences. Supporting women will not only improve their nutritional status and reduce their nutrition-related anaemia risk, but will improve the overall household income and promote empowerment of women. Among urban women and women with higher socioeconomic status, food-based interventions such as dietary diversification and fortification of staple foods would reduce nutrition-related anaemia as well as other micro-nutrient deficiencies

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