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6. Anemia in Children of Hazara Division

1.  Sohail Babar Khan 2.Yasmeen Bibi 3. Mohammad Fayaz

 

1.  Asstt. Prof. of Pediatrics, WM&DC, Abbottabad 2. Asstt. Prof. of Physiology, WM&DC, Abbottabad 3.Consultant Respiratory Physician,Durham Hospital, UK

 

ABSTRACT

 

Objectives: To determine the frequency of anemia in children of Hazara Division.

Study Design: Cross-sectional / observational study.

 

Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out at thePediatric Outpatient of Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad from 1st January,2015 to 30thJune,2015.

 

Materials and Methods: Three hundred and seventy five children were selected randomly using random number tables from Hazara Division coming to Pediatric Outpatient of Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad. Their age range was 0-18 years.Their diagnoses were ascertained, recorded and analysed.

 

Results: Majority of the patients were male and were in the age-range of 2-10 years.Anemia was present in 3.9999 % of children.Iron deficiency anemia was the most common cause of anemia in these children.

 

Conclusions: Majority of the children were male and were in the age range of 2-10 ears.Anemia was present in 3.9999% of these children and iron deficiency was the most common cause of it. Key Words: Children, Anemia, Iron deficiency.

 

Citation of article: Khan SB, BibiY, Fayaz M. Anemia in Children f Hazara Division.Med Forum 2016;27(1):21-23.