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Perception of Anaemia Among Women in a Tea Estate of Bangladesh
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Volume 5, 2017
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 36-41   |   Vol. 5, No. 3, June 2017   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Sayeed Mahmud, Department of Community Medicine, Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
[2]
Abu Zafar Mahmudul Haq, Department of Business Administration, City University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
[3]
Nazmun Nahar, Image Social Welfare Organization, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
[4]
Rinku Das, Department of Gynae, BGC Trust Medical College, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
[5]
Masud Rana, Department of Medicine, Abdul Malek Ukil Medical College, Noakhali, Bangladesh.
[6]
Kamrun Nahar, Department of Gynae, Abdul Malek Ukil Medical College, Noakhali, Bangladesh.
Abstract
The study was conducted to find out the knowledge of anaemia among the women of reproductive age between 15 to 49 years at Datmara tea state of Fatikchari sub district of Chittagong district in Bangladesh. Total 158 respondents were selected for investigation. Selection of the study sites and number of respondents were done purposively. Respondents were interviewed with the help of prestructurred questionnaires. Among the respondents most of them are 18-27 years age group. Most of them are illiterate (83.54%). Among the respondents most of them belonged to lower class (85.44%) while 14.56% belonged to lower middle class. Maximum (72.79%) respondents reported that they had no idea about anemia. Most of the respondents (91.14%) had no idea about iron containing food. It was found that 3.80% respondents used to take iron tablet and 5.70% took anti helminthicon a regular basis. About 12.66% respondents suffered from helminthiasis and 9.49% suffered from skin diseases. It was found that most of the respondents were moderately anemic. This study on anaemia, the tea garden dwellers will able to get idea about the women of our country regarding the situation.
Keywords
Anaemia Teagarden, Women, Reproductive Age, Bangladesh
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