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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)

A study on prevalence of anaemia with respect to body mass index and socio demographic factors among nutrition workers in the District Sangrur

Author(s): Monika Choudhary, Mandeep Singh and Ravinder Kaur
Abstract: The present work was carried out to estimate the prevalence of anaemia with respect to body mass index and socio-demographic factors among nutrition workers in the District Sangrur of Punjab. For this, a total 70 nutrition workers from the rural areas of two blocks of the district aged between 25-55 years were selected and their haemoglobin (Hb) level was measured using standard method. Body Mass Index (BMI) and socio-demographic profile of the subjects were also recorded. The findings of the study revealed that the mean value of Hb level of the total subjects was 9.9 g/dl. A total 65.7 and 20.0 percent of the subjects were found mildly and moderately anaemic with an average Hb value of 11.3 and 9.2 g/dl, respectively. The average BMI of the total subjects was calculated as 25.3 kg/m2 and majority of the subjects were categorised as normal according to their BMI value which ranged between 18.5-24.99 kg/m2. Further, no significant association was found between various socio-demographic factors and the prevalence of anemia.
Pages: 31-35  |  81 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Monika Choudhary, Mandeep Singh and Ravinder Kaur. A study on prevalence of anaemia with respect to body mass index and socio demographic factors among nutrition workers in the District Sangrur. 2020; 9(4S): 31-35.
Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry