International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 11, Part B (2018)
Prevalence of anemia and nutrient status among MBBS students
Anaemia is the most common haematological disorder affecting humanity. Although it is unknown whether anaemia is a causal factor or a subrogated marker of worse health status, its correction can improve the patients' physical and functional capacity. Since the medical students undergo rigorous physical exertion and mental training throughout their career, the study was conducted on the MBBS 1st year students for early detection and hence facilitate treatment of this reversible hematological condition. This study was conducted after obtaining informed consent from the study subjects in November 2017 to March 2018. The hemoglobin estimation of the subjects was done by Sahli’s acid hematin method. Estimation of Serum Iron, Folate and B12 was carried out in the anemic subjects. Among the 78 students who participated in the study, mean value for hemoglobin was 12.4±4.3gm/dl. 38 were diagnosed of anemia, mean hemoglobin was9.8±1.7 gm/dl.39 students had B12 deficiency, 58 had folate deficiency and 26 had iron deficiency anemia. The association between severity of anemia and serum vitamin B12 levels, iron intake, folate intake, Vitamin B12 intake, vegetarian diet, attainment of menarche and history of worm infestation was statistically significant.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Narayan Chandra Mallik Dr. Aparajita Mishra, Dr. Sulata Choudhury, Dr. Rashmi Rani Dash, Dr. Manju Agrawal. Prevalence of anemia and nutrient status among MBBS students. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(11):72-73.