PREVALENCE OF ANAEMIA AMONGST NURSING STUDENTS- A SURVEY
Shrivastava S, Bhattacharjee M, Panchmahalkar A
Associate Professor, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital
Anaemia is a constant hurdle to the healthcare system in offering better care to individuals of lower socioeconomic status. Though anaemia in itself might seem to be less life threatening, in the long term its ill effects may be fatal. The current study tries to assess the prevalence of anaemia among nursing students, who are the future of primary healthcare system. Complete blood count test and anaemia profile was done for 200 nursing students and 44% of them were found to be anaemic. It is worth noting that all the students found to be anaemic were females. A number that makes us ponder upon whether enough is done to screen, create awareness and treat anaemia.
Keywords: anaemia, CBC, nursing students, complete blood count, haemoglobin, adolescent female, haematology, nutritional deficiency, nutrition
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)
Published on : 2022-03-07