SHORT COMMUNICATION : COMPARISON OF ANTHROPOMETRIC INDICATORS IN ANEMIC AND NON-ANEMIC
Pakistan journal of biotechnology
The anemia is the one of the biggest burden of diseases worldwide, peculiarly in developing world, it is more commonly found in women as compared to men. The anthropometric indicators like BMI, waist circumference or waist to hip ratio has been associated with cardiovascular risk factors, diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol profile. The current literature survey reveals that BMI could be the possible anemic indictor, however a comprehensive study pinpointing on anemia and its
... d its anthropometric indicators is not available yet, especially in young girls. The present work thus focuses on whether the anthropometric indicators could be the potential indicators of anemia or not. Methodology: A case control was performed through a random sampling method for the time period of (04) four months. The sample comprised of 86 females. The complete blood count (CBC) was measured in aseptic condition. Anthropometric indices were measured and analyzed statistically. Results: Weight, waist circumference (WC), BMI (Body mass index), WHR (waist to hip ratio) and WHtR (Waist to height ratio) were observed significantly reduced (P=0.06, P=0.006, P= 0.02, P= 0.007, P= 0.0007) in anemic (50.86kg ± 12.9, 71.13cm ±16.49, 20.85Kg/m 2 ± 5.16, 0.77 ± 0.05, 0.44±0.07) as compared to non anemic females (53.65kg ± 8.43, 92.18cm ± 11.16, 23.40 Kg/m 2 ± 3.49, 0.83 ± 0.16, 0.49 ± 0.06). Conclusion: The anthropometric indices were observed significantly decreased in anemic as compared to non-anemic.