Medical Practice and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Med. Pract. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2596
  • DOI: 10.5897/MPR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 44

Full Length Research Paper

Prevalence of anemia in school children

Neeraj Jain
  • Neeraj Jain
  • Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India
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Vibha Mangal Jain
  • Vibha Mangal Jain
  • Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India
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  •  Accepted: 13 February 2012
  •  Published: 28 February 2012


The aim of this Cross sectional study was to assess the prevalence of anemia in school children. Two hundred school children within the ages of 5 to 16 years from Government School of Rishikesh,  Uttrakhand, India were subjected to relevant history, complete physical examination, hemoglobin estimation and general blood picture gastric bypass procedures (GBP). Anemia was seen in 56.5% cases. More menarcheal girls were anemic (36.5%). The most common blood picture was microcytic hypochromic, and this could be due to lack nutrient. In present study, lower socioeconomic classes, vegetarians and girls children were more anemic as compared to their opposite groups.


Key words: Anemia, Worm infestation, Iron deficiency.