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PREVALENCE OF IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA AMONG OUTDOOR PATIENTS

DR. RANA SAJID ALI KHAN, DR. SAWAIRA, DR. NUBESHA QURAISH

Iron-deficiency anemia is anemia caused by a lack of iron. Anemia is defined as a decrease in the number of red blood cells or the amount of hemoglobin in the blood. When onset is slow, symptoms are often vague such as feeling tired, weak, short of breath, or having decreased ability to exercise. This cross-sectional study was conducted among outdoor patients presenting in different hospitals. The sign, symptoms and Hb levels of all the patients was checked. All the data was entered and analyzed with SPSS Ver. 23.0. There were 80 patients that were included in this study.  The mean age of the patients was 31.34±3.21 years. There were 40 (50%) males and 40 (50%) females included in this study. All of the patients presented with generalized weakness and light fever. Out of 80 patients, 53 had normal level of Hb and rest of the patients (n=27, 33.75%) were having low levels of Hb.

Keywords: Iron Deficiency Anemia

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