Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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An Epidemiological Profile of Anaemia in Working Women



Address:   Hina Kausar1*, H.B Rathi2 and Mohammed Ubaid Ur Rahaman3
1Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College, Jalgaon Kh.(MS)
2Associate Professor, Community Medicine, Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College, Jalgaon Kh.(MS)
3Divisional Medical Officer, Central Railway hospital, Bhusawal (MS)
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
Back ground: Anaemia is one of the most frequently observed nutritional deficiency disease in the world today. Objective: to know the epidemiological profile of anaemia in working women. Study variables: grades of anaemia, type of work and socio economic status of the working women Statistical analysis: Proportion, Chi square test. Observations and discussion: High prevalence of anaemia was observed in women working in administrative section 23 (82.10%) followed by sweepers 75 (73.5%) and nurses 96 (68.5%). The difference was found to be statistically significant (x2=30.9, d.f =3, p=0.00000089). It was observed that anaemia was more prevalent in lower class (83.63%) as compared to upper class (53.33%).The difference was found to be statistically significant( x2 = 21.1, d.f.=2,p=0.0000262). Recommendations: To conduct prophylactic programs for the prevention of anaemia and nutritional education in the community as a whole and working women to bring out behaviour change.
KEYWORDS:
Mild, Moderate and Severe anaemia.
Cite:
Hina Kausar, HB Rathi ,Mohammed Ubaid Ur Rahaman. An Epidemiological Profile of Anaemia in Working Women. Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2013; 5(3): 191-192.
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