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RMJ. 2006; 31(1): 25-28

Treatable Disease Causing Untreatable Harm: Anemia in school going children

Ayesha Junaid, Iffat F. Zaman, Malik Muhammad Adil.


Objective: Prevalence of anemia in Pakistan is high. Magnitude of anemia is well studied in
pregnant woman and infants in Pakistan, but we do not have enough data on school age
children. The aim of this study was to find the frequency of anemia in apparently healthy
primary school age population in Islamabad and its suburban area.
Material and Methods: All children between the ages of 5 and 14 years attending
participating non-formulary schools in Islamabad and its suburbs were enrolled in the study.
Children attending these schools belong to low to lower middle socioeconomic status.
Hemoglobin level was determined in all subjects and a level

Key words: Anemia, school, hemoglobin

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