Is anaemia an indicator of poor nutrition?


Is anaemia an indicator of poor nutrition?

The frequency of anaemia increases with age and is constantly multifactorial. We suppose that malnutrition contributes to anaemia in the elderly and is underdiagnosed. 

Our goal was to analyse the frequency of anaemia and its association with nutritive status in a rehabilitated senior population.

Nonage is a period in which individuals have a high threat of health problems. Having fresh content then share your valuable blogs and articles, at Or write in the category of Submit Blog Post and send us.

Nutritive problems have become a major concern in the health field because they're considered important in the first phase of some differences leading to the physical or sexual maturity of adolescents( growth spurt). 

Physical differences do occur, veritably, fleetly in the period of puberty. Health and nutritive problems among adolescents are frequently set up in the form of iron insufficiency anemia( IDA). 

According to the World Health Organization( WHO) in 2008, IDA was recognised as an important factor in the burden of global complaints.

Accordingly, the anaemia problem in adolescent girls is still an important problem to be addressed. Iron insufficiency anaemia constitutes a serious and veritably common nutritive problem. 

Generally, anaemia among women is diagnosed if the haemoglobin level is below the normal limit of 12–14 g dL–1. The estimation of iron status using haemoglobin attention is a cheap and easy method.

Dietary habits have a large influence on the health of individuals, especially adolescents who need acceptable nutrients for their growth. Salutary habits are reflected in the existent choices of various foods, according to the food group in which they're included. 

Salutary habits are the main cause of anaemia because of the inadequate consumption of iron-containing foods. In other words, salutary habits also correspond to an individual’s dietary quality.

Several studies have shown that poor diet quality is linked to anaemia among adolescent girls (9–10). A continuous state of anaemia without treatment results in negative effects for adolescents, such as a decline in strength, growth diseases, and reduced productivity. 

Based on the aforementioned problem, this study aimed to assess diet quality as an index of iron insufficiency anaemia prevention among adolescent girls. 

Anemia status was assessed by checking the haemoglobin levels( Hb) during the study. Subjects were classified into the anaemic group if they had a haemoglobin level 12 mg dL – 1 and into the nonanemic group if they had a haemoglobin level 12 mg dL.

According to WHO, diet quality is assessed by applying three indicators: salutary diversity, micronutrient conditions, and the fulfilment of the WHO recommendations. The FFQ interview about medium-to-daily consumption provided the data on salutary diversity. 

The FFQ consisted of nine types of foods, i.e., nuts, vegetables, fruits, beef, eggs, chicken flesh, and milk. The obtained data represented the dietary habits of subjects on one day.

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