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Dr. S.T. Thorat, Dr. Sharmishtha K. Garud, Dr. N. S. Kshirsagar


Background: To provide some context, nutritional anemia is a condition that is prevalent on a global scale. The unavailability of resources and the poor socio-economic conditions both contribute to the fact that emerging countries are at a greater risk than developed countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that India has a prevalence of anemia that is greater than forty percent, which is a significant public health concern. Components and Methods: The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the food pattern of the participants in relation to their hemoglobin levels. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence of anemia in the Garhwal population, which consisted of a total of 520 individuals (344 from the female population and 176 from the male population). In order to accomplish this, a food frequency questionnaire is given out in order to collect information regarding the pattern of dietary consumption. A total of three levels were established for the frequency of intake, which were as follows: ≥ three days per week, 1-2 days per week, and no or uncommon usage. In accordance with the subjects' hemoglobin levels, they were separated into three distinct groups.
Objective: This research paper aims to conduct a comparative study on the clinical outcomes of megaloblastic anemia and nutritional anemia, with a focus on etiology, clinical presentation, laboratory findings, treatment modalities, and prognoses. By elucidating these aspects, we aim to facilitate better recognition, diagnosis, and management of these hematologic disorders.
Results: The overall prevalence of anemia was determined to be 34.23% in the current study, with females having a prevalence of 38.06% and males having a prevalence of 27.61%. The results were expressed using the Chi-square test, and they were deemed significant at a level of significance of 5% (p< 0.05).
Conclusion: The general status of individuals in the Garhwal region who are anaemia is a matter of grave concern and should be given the attention it deserves in order to enhance nutritional requirements and bring about a reduction in the prevalence of anemia in this region. Knowledge about anemia and awareness of the important nutrients that should be included in one's diet are two of the effective strategies that can be taken.

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Dr. N. S. Kshirsagar, D. S. T. D. S. K. G. (2024). MEGALOBLASTIC ANEMIA VS. NUTRITIONAL ANEMIA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON CLINICAL OUTCOMES. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 335–341. Retrieved from

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