A Study on Hookworm Infestation among Pregnant Women in a Rural Area of West Bengal


Affiliations

  • ESI- Hospital, West Bengal, India
  • The Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER), Department of Community Medicine, Kolkata, India
  • R. G. Kar Medical College, Department of Community Medicine, Kolkata, India

Abstract

A third of global population are suffering from anemia, mostly due to iron deficiency, with disproportionately high prevalence in developing countries. Global estimates of anemia prevalence averaged 56 per cent with a range of 35 to75 per cent depending on geographic location. Worldwide 41.8 per cent of pregnant mothers are estimated to be anemic with higher prevalence (>50%) In developing countries.

Subject Discipline

Health Care and Hospital Management

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