International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 10, Part E (2017)
Prevalence of anemia among adults in Koverapalem a rural area of Nellore
Anemia is a major public health problem in India. Although nearly three quarters of the Indian population live in rural areas, the epidemiology of anemia in rural settings is not well known. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of anemia among adults in selected rural areas of Nellore.
Objective: The objective was to assess the prevalence of anemia among rural adults.
Methods: The participants in this cross-sectional study came from Koverapalem rural area of Nellore. A total of 393 adults were conveniently selected. Trained investigators administered a standard questionnaire to each participant during a face-to face interview and carried out Haemoglobin testing by the haemometer (Sahil’s method).
Results: The results show that, out of 393 adults with regard to the category of the Anemia 329 (83.72%) had Normal (>11 gm/dl) Haemoglobin, 50 (12.72%) had Mild Anemia (9- 11 gm/dl), 10 (2.54%) had Moderate Anemia (7- 9 gm/dl) and 4 (1.02%) had Severe Anemia.
How to cite this article:
Katari Kantha, Arumugam Indira. Prevalence of anemia among adults in Koverapalem a rural area of Nellore. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(10):337-339.