Background: Iron deficiency results in anemia, impaired neurobehavioral performance, and decreased physical work capacity. The present study was conducted to assess the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in known population. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 1412 subjects. The Hemoglobin was estimated with autoanalyzer Sysmex Kobe Japan. Serum was separated with centrifuge and serum ferritin was estimated using chemiluminescence Immunoassay using twostep microparticle immunoassay. Results: In present study, out of 1412 subjects, age group 10-20 years had 512 subjects, 20-30 years had 234, 30-40 had 130, 40-50 had 405 and >50 years had 131. The prevalence of iron deficiency anemia found to be 49.7%. Conclusion: Iron Deficiency Anemia is common cause of anemia all over the world The prevalence found to be 49.7%.
Key words: Chemiluminescence, Hemoglobin, Iron.
Received: 5 January 2019 Revised: 25 January 2019 Accepted: 28 January 2019
Corresponding Author: Dr. Vishakha Sirpal, Medical officer at Kamal Hospital , Nakodar , District Jalandhar, Punjab
This article may be cited as: Sirpal V, Kumar H, Kumar P. Assessment of Prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in known population. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(2):101-103.