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To study the prevalence of anaemia among school going children in rural area of Faridkot district, India

Nishi Garg, Manjit Bhalla.

Abstract
Background: Anaemia is a global public health problem which affects both the developing and the developed countries and it is an indicator of poor nutrition and poor health with major consequences for human health, as well as for the social and economic development of a population. Anemia is a common problem throughout the world and iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency in the world. It affects mainly the poorest segment of the population. The purpose of the study is to assess the prevalence of Anemia among school going children of rural area of schools of Faridkot district, India.
Methods: This study was conducted at the schools of rural area (Jand sahib) of Faridkot District, India. A cross-sectional household survey was conducted in rural Schools from January 2010 to December 2010 on 463 children, aged 5-16 years, selected through systematic random sampling method. Study subjects were school children (

Key words: Students, Anaemia, Prevalence, Haemoglobin



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