A Study on Prevalence of Anemia in Paediatric Cases in Tertiary Care Hospital
Background: Anemia is the most common hematological finding observed and reported by pediatricians and general practitioners in pediatric age group. Highest prevalence of anemia is reported in the developing countries. In India, it affects both sexes and all age groups.1. As per the Global Anemia Prevalence, the most affected groups are pregnant females (69%) and school age children (33%).2 Since years, it has been an important challenge in most of the tropical countries.
Methods: In this study we were included 375 total school going children to find out the anemia. This study was conducted in Department of Pediatrics. The duration of study was over a period of one year.
Results: This result revealed that Anemia is still a major health problem in our country. Childhood anaemia still continues to be a significant public health problem in school children between 6-12 years.
Conclusions: This study concludes that, deworming was recommended as a routine for at risk and diagnosed individuals.
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