Anaemia and Iron studies among women of reproductive age group: A Cross-sectional survey of a Large Cantonment in Western Maharashtra





Reproductive Age, Menstruation, Cantonment, Iron Profile

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  • Swati Bajaj Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Achuth Kolar Shankar 118 FHO
  • Nitin Bajaj Army Institute of Cardio Thoracic Sciences, Pune
  • Arun Kumar Yadav Armed Forces Medical College, Pune


Background: Anaemia remains a major cause of concern among the women of reproductive age in our country. However, there is a wide variation amongst different socio-economic strata. Aim & Objectives: This study was conducted among women of reproductive age for prevalence of anaemia and its association with certain socio-clinical variables in cantonment. Methods: It was a cross-sectional study. The information regarding socio-demographic variables, anthropometric measurements and clinical parameters were taken. Hemogram and iron profile was done by collecting venous blood from the participants. Results: Data was analyzed for 722 participants. Out of these 140, mild, moderate and severe anaemia was seen in 57, 77, 06 respectively. The major factors associated with anaemia were heavy menstruation and higher parity. Amongst these 140, iron deficiency anaemia was diagnosed in 135 .Among the 28 pregnant women, eight were anaemic (28.6: 95% CI 19.1-63.9).Conclusion: The results of our study showed lower prevalence of anaemia than national level and majority of these were iron deficiency anaemia, which is amenable to prevention and treatment.

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Bajaj S, Shankar AK, Bajaj N, Yadav AK. Anaemia and Iron studies among women of reproductive age group: A Cross-sectional survey of a Large Cantonment in Western Maharashtra: Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 30 [cited 2022 Sep. 30];34(3):408-12. Available from:


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