Prevalence of Anaemia at a Tertiary Care Center in India
Keywords:Anaemia, Male Anaemia, Female anaemia, prevalence of anemia, Hemoglobin concentration, Packed Cell Volume, severity of anaemia
Background: Anaemia is an important health indicatorfound common inallagesdue to deficiency of
iron, acute and chronic blood loss, parasitic infections affecting Red BloodCells production andsurvival
which may cause anaemia.
Method: Study was conducted on 71309 anaemicpatientsat Bhaktivedanta hospital and Research
Institute,Thane Maharashtra India. Hemoglobin and packed cell volume values were analyzed based
on gender , age groups (20-40 years,40-60 yearsand 60-80 years) .
Result:one third of men and two third of women in the given study population were seen to be anaemic
of variable disease.
Conclusion:Prevalence and extent of anaemia irrespective of the etiology affects disease outcome in
all acute and chronic conditions, whether it is surgical wound healing, heart failure, diabetic foot ulcers
Adequate medical and dietary management of anaemia should be conjoint approach in any disease
management strategy by the healthcare professionals along with the presenting medical surgical
condition. Study also highlights the need of attention towards anaemia in male as well
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