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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 31-33

Nutritional assessment of general population of Faisalabad; Pakistan

1 Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Faisal Abad Medical University, Faisal Abad, Pakistan
2 Department of Pathology, UCMD, UOL, Lahore, Pakistan
3 Jr House officer Allied Hospital, Faisal Abad Medical University, Faisal Abad, Pakistan

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Mulazim Hussain Bukhari
Department of Pathology, UCMD, Lahore
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ami.ami_5_17

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Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the nutritional status of general population living in Faisalabad and to determine the association between dietary intake and iron deficiency anemia. Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Faisalabad on 216 subjects (11–35 years of age) and subjects were selected using simple random sampling living in during the study. So far the methodology on the basis of the hypothesis of Z- test I have arrived at the conclusion at confidence interval 98% following results were found. Results: Nearly 38.43% of the participants had anemia, among them 21.76% of the participants had mild anemia, 15.74% of the participants had moderate anemia and 0.93% of the participants had severe anemia. The 34.25% of participants were underweight and 9.7% of participants were overweight. More than 55% of females were suffering from anemia. Conclusion: Most of the female participants had anemia. There was a significant association between the intake of meat and hemoglobin level. Hence, special measures should be taken to provide dietary education, especially to females to have healthier mothers in the future.

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