In Pakistan, according to the report, more than half (56.6pc) of adolescent girls in Pakistan are anaemic
. Sindh has the highest proportion of iron deficiency anaemia with about a quarter (23.8pc) of all women of reproductive age affected, followed closely by Balochistan (19pc) and Punjab (18.7pc).
Out of which 342 were anaemic
and 301 were nonanaemic.
Impact of weekly treatment with ferrous sulfate on haemoglobin level, morbidity and nutritional status of anaemic
97.5% of whom 61.4% were moderately anaemic
(Hb 9.9 to 7) which indicates that anaemia continues to be a major public health problem.
60 babies of chronic anaemic
mothers were included in this study.
Pigott-Jones explained that because of the high saturated fat content, a person feels sluggish, because the diet contains no fibre, a person is likely to suffer constipation or other bowel issues and because of the low nutrient value, a person would soon become anaemic
and deficient in a host of vitamins and minerals.
It is evident from the Table 1 that out of 202 adolescent girls, the number of severe, moderate and mild anaemic
girls are 11 (5.44%), 65 (32.18%) and 77 (38.12%) respectively.
The extent to which placental changes caused by maternal anaemia affect foetal development, growth and pregnancy outcome is not clearly understood.9 The current study was planned to determine if the anaemic
mothers have more adverse perinatal outcomes, like preterm birth, low birth weight, perinatal mortality, poor Apgar score values and still birth, than non-anaemic mothers.
Among the anaemic
, 2/103 (1.9%) children had severe anaemia, 62/103 (60.2%) moderate and 39/103 (37.9%) mild.
" As reported by the National Family Planning Health Survey III -- 2005- 06, 55.3 per cent of all women in age group of 15- 49 years, 56.2 per cent of married women and 58.7 per cent of pregnant women are anaemic
in India," said Health Minister J.
Out of the 24 male participants 10 (41.7%) were anaemic
and out of the 76 female participants 40 (52.6) were anaemic
In this study mean haemoglobin in anaemic
population was 10.37 [+ or -] 0.12 i.e.