Anaemia among men is a major public health problem: Report

According to a recent study aimed at determining the prevalence of anaemia among men in India, it has found that 23.5% of men had anaemia, ranging from mild to moderate to severe degrees. The study published in Lancet Global Health recently. Among the states,the highest prevalence of anaemia among men was in Bihar while the lowest prevalence was in Manipur. The study is aimed to determine variation in prevalence of anaemia across states by socio-demographic characteristics and whether the variations are similar to that among women. The World Health Organization defines anaemia as a condition in which the number of red blood cells or their oxygen-carrying capacity is insufficient to meet physiological needs.

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