Can We Eliminate Anaemia from India?

  • Umesh Kapil All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Aakriti Gupta All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Abstract

Anaemia, as defined by low haemoglobin concentration, is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or their oxygen-carrying capacity is insufficient to meet physiologic needs. It is a major public health problem that affects low, middle and high-income countries. The global prevalence of anaemia is 42.6% in children, 38% in pregnant women and 29.4% in all women of reproductive age. The prevalence of severe anaemia amongst women and children is in the range of 0.9% to 1.5% and is associated with substantially worse health outcomes (1).

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Published
2018-04-25
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1.
Kapil U, Gupta A. Can We Eliminate Anaemia from India?. IJCH [Internet]. 25Apr.2018 [cited 24Jun.2018];30(Supp):01-3. Available from: http://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/808
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