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Study of Anaemia in Surat, Western India
AlokParekh,Malay Parekh,Divyeshkumar Vadasmiya
National Journal of Medical Research , 2012,
Abstract: Background: The distribution of social and biological risk factors makes the epidemiology of anaemia a real challenge. A cross-sectional study was conducted at Surat, Western India during 2009 to investigate the prevalence and predictors of anaemia among adults (> 18 years old). Results: Out of 129, 47(36.4%) adults had anaemia; 13 (10.1%); 27 (20.9%) and 7(5.4%) had mild, moderate and severe anaemia, respectively. In analyses, male vs. female gender (P = 0.2), age (< 50 yrs Vs ≥ 50 years) ( P = 0.6), rural vs. urban residency (P = 0.8), educational level < secondary level vs. ≥ secondary level ( P = 0.7) were not associated with anemia. Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of anaemia in this setting, anaemia affected adults regardless to their age, sex and educational level. Therefore, anaemia is needed to be screened for routinely and supplements have to be employed in this setting. [National J of Med Res 2012; 2(3.000): 369-371]
Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents of Urban AND Rural Area of Surat, Gujarat
Alok Parekh,Malay Parekh,Divyeshkumar Vadasmiya
National Journal of Medical Research , 2012,
Abstract: Background: The present study in prevalence of overweight and obesity among urban & rural adolescents in Surat (Gujarat, India). Methods: The data were derived from cross-sectional sampling of children, 176 in rural and 213 in urban, aged 14–16 years doing study in government schools in year of 2009. Age, gender and body mass index (BMI) were used to define overweight and obesity. Result: The prevalence of obesity increased significantly from 12.8% in rural to 14.6% in urban (p<0.01), whereas underweight decreased from 13.6% to 4.6% (p<0.001). There was a significantly higher risk of being overweight and obese in urban than rural, after adjusting for age, gender. Urban Males had significantly higher increase in prevalence and risk of being overweight and obese. Conclusion: This study showed an increasing in prevalence of overweight and obesity in urban adolescents especially with male gender, calling for an urgent need for immediate and targeted preventive measures. [National J of Med Res 2012; 2(3.000): 325-329]
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