Prevalence of Iron-deficiency Anaemia among University Students in Noakhali Region, Bangladesh

Prevalence of Iron-deficiency Anaemia among University Students in Noakhali Region, Bangladesh

Iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a common health problem in rural women and young children of Bangladesh. The university students usually take food from residential halls, and the food value of their diets is not always balanced. This cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of iron- deficiency anaemia among the university students of Noakhali region, Bangladesh.

The study revealed that a majority of university students, especially female, were anaemic that might be aggravated by food habit and lack of awareness.

The results suggest that anaemia can be prevented by providing proper knowledge on the healthful diet, improved lifestyle, and harmful effect of anaemia to the students.