International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Does socioeconomic status of women play an important role in controlling iron deficiency anaemia
Author(s): Jayanta Saha, Sahana Mazumder (Sen) and Amalendu Samanta
Anaemia among which iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is most prevalent in women especially of the reproductive age (WRA). Though supplementation with iron helps to some extent in reducing anaemia but if the root causes are not uprooted then there are always chances of recurring on anaemia cases and this is evidence from the prevalence of anaemic from NFHS-3study. Our aims in this study was to study how anaemia can be control by nutritional counselling and the role of socioeconomic status of the women in anaemia eradication. The rural women were first screened for IDA and then randomly allocated into two groups designated as experimental and control group. The control group was devoid of any counselling from the authors. Our results at the end of the study shows that the women of experimental group were less anaemic compared to the women in the control group and the poor economic group had more percentage of anaemic women then that of the high economic group. Hence we may conclude that nutritional counselling proves beneficial in controlling anaemia and anaemic condition is more prevalent in women in poor economic status.
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Jayanta Saha, Sahana Mazumder (Sen), Amalendu Samanta. Does socioeconomic status of women play an important role in controlling iron deficiency anaemia. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):313-317.