The Prevalence of Anaemia among Reproductive Age Group (16-45 Yrs) of Women in the RMG Concentrated Area, Savar, Dhaka
Shamima Nasrin Shadia1 , Sadia Afrin2 , Rabiul Islam3 and Moazzem Hossain4 *
Journal Title:Journal of Clinical And Experimental Immunology
This was a retrospective study and record of hemoglobin level of reproductive age group (16-45 yrs) of women in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) concentrated area, Savar, Dhaka. Descriptive statistics were used. Results were expressed as percentages/proportions, means and average. The objective of this study is to determine prevalence of Anaemia among women of reproductive age group who are working in Garments. In this study hemoglobin level of one thousand one hundred and five women of reproductive age (16-45 years) were analyzed in lab. The prevalence rate of any anemia was 71.22%. The majority of anemic women were in the category of mild (53.48 %) to moderate (14.67%) and severe Anaemia was 3.07%. Though the most affected age group was 21-25 years but the difference noted was statistically significant. The study substantiates the existence of mild to moderate form of anemia among women of reproductive age and underlines the need for iron supplementation to all reproductive women especially during the antenatal period with more attention to the most affected regions of the country.