Prevalence of Anemia in Relation to Body Mass Index (BMI) Among Students of Faculty of Nursing and Public Health, Bhutan

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2017 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 3 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Ripa Chakma, Deki Pem, Pasang Lhamo, Paromita Kundu, Krishna P. Sharma
: 10.14445/24547484/IJNHS-V3I5P101
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Ripa Chakma, Deki Pem, Pasang Lhamo, Paromita Kundu, Krishna P. Sharma, "Prevalence of Anemia in Relation to Body Mass Index (BMI) Among Students of Faculty of Nursing and Public Health, Bhutan" SSRG International Journal of of Nursing and Health Science 3.3 (2017): 6-9.

APA Style:

Ripa Chakma, Deki Pem, Pasang Lhamo, Paromita Kundu, Krishna P. Sharma,(2017). Prevalence of Anemia in Relation to Body Mass Index (BMI) Among Students of Faculty of Nursing and Public Health, Bhutan SSRG International Journal of of Nursing and Health Science 3(3), 6-9.

Abstract:

Introduction: Anemia is an important cause of morbidity. This is a study to find out BMI and anemia among residential students of Faculty of Nursing and Public Health. Method: A cross sectional study was conducted at Faculty of Nursing and Public Health from October to November 2015. A total of 153 students, 80 males and 73females, who stay in hostels, were included. The survey included collection of data on demographic parameter related to anemia, anthropometry (weight and height), and clinical and hematological assessment for anemia. Result: Female students with normal BMI were more anemic as compared to male students. The result indicates that having a normal BMI does not always indicate good micronutrient status. Conclusion: Female students are more anemic than males students and BMI has no association with anemia.

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Key Words:

Anemia; Body Mass Index; Hemoglobin.