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Zendedel A, Jahanmardi F, Anbari K, Gorji M. Frequency of iron deficiency anemia and its related factors in adult patients referred to the internal clinic of Shohada Ashayer from 6 March to 6 July 2011. yafte. 2012; 14 (1) :31-37
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-705-en.html
Lorestan University of Medical Sciences
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Background : Anemia is one of the most common health problems in Iran and the world. Moreover, iron deficiency anemia is the most prevalent nutritional anemia in the world. Considering the high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia and the relationship between their severity and cultural-economic condition in an area, this study was conducted to obtain the prevalence and plan the treatment of diseases. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted using a census method. All the adult patients with anemia signs and symptoms referred to the internal clinic of Shohada Ashayer were examined for CBC and RBC indices. The patients whose hemoglobin amounts fell in the anemia definition range were included. Iron level, serum ferritin, and TIBC assessments were performed and a questionnaire was completed for each patient. Then data were analyzed statistically. Results: Out of all the anemic patients, 44.4% suffered from iron deficiency anemia. The prevalence of iron deficiency anemia was 52.3% in women and 22.6% of the men. 60.9% of the patients in 15-49 age group and 24.5% of those aged over 49 had iron deficiency anemia. A significant relationship was found between age, sex, and iron deficiency anemia. No significant relationship was found between history of NSAIDs consumption and the incidence of iron deficiency anemia. Conclusion: Since the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in the studied population is high, considering improving and preventive interventions and comprehensive training programs in this regard seem to be necessary.
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Received: 2012/06/9 | Published: 2012/06/15

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