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The Prevalence of Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Non-Pregnant Women of Reproductive Age [14-45] with Anemia in Marvdasht's Shahid Motahari Hospital in 2012-2013

The present study was designed and conducted with the aim of determining the prevalence of irondeficiency anemia among non-pregnant women aged 15 to 45 years old and anemia visiting Marvdasht’s Shahid Motahari hospital in 2012-2013. The present study is a cross-sectional study that has been conducted with the aim of exploring iron-deficiency anemia in 200 non-pregnant women aged 14 to 45 with anemia. Serum iron test, Total Iron-Binding Capacity [TIBC] and ferritin blood test were done and the prevalence of iron-deficiency was measured. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tests and t-test. The results indicated that iron-deficiency anemia in individuals with anemia was 6.5%. The mean of the levels of hemoglobin, hematocrit, the number of red blood cells, Mean Corpuscular Volume [MCV], Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin [MCH] and Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration [MCHC] in individuals with iron-deficiency anemia was equal to 9.7 gr/dl, 34%, 4.7 mil/mm3, 73 fl, 21.9 pgr and 28.6%. Also the mean serum iron level was estimated as equal to 18.3 μg/dl, Total Iron-Binding Capacity [TIBC] as equal to 427.3 μg/dl and ferritin mean was estimated as equal to 6.8 μg/l in individuals with iron-deficiency anemia. It is necessary to use timely and appropriate treatment for all women of reproductive age that have clinical or laboratory symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia.


Saranaz Jangjoo, Leila Hosseini

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