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A Comparative Study of Assessment of Anaemia and Nutritional Status in Female Nursing Students:Study from Beed, Maharashtra


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1 AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai, Beed, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Pathology, S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai, Beed, India
     

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In the present cross sectional survey, prevalence of anaemia and its association with nutritional status was assessed. It was carried out among 80 Undergraduate and 64 Nursing students living in girls UG and Nursing Hostel of S.R.T.R. Medical College. The data was collected by personal interview by using pre-tested questionnaire. BMI was calculated using weight and height, Hb was estimated by Colorimetric method. Data was analysed by suitable statistical method. The Prevalence of anaemia was found to be 36.8%. Out of 80 UG students, 19(23.75%) were underweight and 22(27.5%) had mild Anaemia of which only 4(5%) were found to be underweight, whereas out of 64 Nursing students 27(42.18%) were underweight and 28(43.75%) had mild Anaemia, of which 17(26.56%) were found to be underweight, and this difference was found to be highly significant.

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Anaemia, Students, Nutritional Status.
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Rupali G. Damke
AIIMS, New Delhi, India
Vijay Silan
AIIMS, New Delhi, India
P. Dahire
Department of Community Medicine, S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai, Beed, Maharashtra, India
Aniruddha Kadu
Department of Community Medicine, S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai, Beed, Maharashtra, India
Udaykiran Bhalge
Department of Community Medicine, S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai, Beed, Maharashtra, India
Nadeem Khan
Department of Pathology, S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai, Beed, India

Abstract


In the present cross sectional survey, prevalence of anaemia and its association with nutritional status was assessed. It was carried out among 80 Undergraduate and 64 Nursing students living in girls UG and Nursing Hostel of S.R.T.R. Medical College. The data was collected by personal interview by using pre-tested questionnaire. BMI was calculated using weight and height, Hb was estimated by Colorimetric method. Data was analysed by suitable statistical method. The Prevalence of anaemia was found to be 36.8%. Out of 80 UG students, 19(23.75%) were underweight and 22(27.5%) had mild Anaemia of which only 4(5%) were found to be underweight, whereas out of 64 Nursing students 27(42.18%) were underweight and 28(43.75%) had mild Anaemia, of which 17(26.56%) were found to be underweight, and this difference was found to be highly significant.

Keywords


Anaemia, Students, Nutritional Status.