PREVALENCE OF ANEMIA AMONG UNIVERSITY OF PESHAWAR STUDENTS

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Muhammad Tahir Khan
Tasleem Akhtar
Mussarat Niazi

Abstract

Objective:

 

Methodology:

 

Results:

 

Conclusion:

 

The prevalence of anemia among girls is high as compared to boy's student. This warrants

 

further study on a larger sample of healthy college students to validate these findings and to safeguard the

health of these future mothers.

The mean age of the students was 21.9+2.3 years. Out of 521 participating students anemia was

 

prevalent in 4/262 boys (1.5%) and 62/259 girls (23.9%) students. Mean hemoglobin (P < 0.001),

hematocrit (P < 0.001) and MCH (P < 0.01) were significantly different in men and women. No significant

difference was observed in other hematological parameters among the two groups of students.

This was a cross-sectional study conducted on 262 males and 259 females' students. The

 

students were recruited from different Departments of Peshawar University through a convenience

sampling procedure after taking informed consent. Students were interviewed and screened for the presence

of anemia. Information was collected about socio-demographic background like age and sex on predesigned

questionnaire. Blood specimens were collected in EDTA vacutainers and analyzed by using

Hematolgy Analyser Huma Reader Plus. The data was analyzed by using computer software package SPSS

version 10.0.

To evaluate prevalence of anemia in male and female students of the university of Peshawar.

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Khan MT, Akhtar T, Niazi M. PREVALENCE OF ANEMIA AMONG UNIVERSITY OF PESHAWAR STUDENTS. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 18 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];24(4). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/293
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