Dr Arfa Rahman, Dr Kainat Zainab, Dr Sameer Zafar
Objective: The aim of our study was to conclude the relationship among nutritional consumption and iron deficiency anemia and to distinguish the different means for calculating the nutritional status. Study design: A cross-sectional study. Time and Duration: We conducted this study at Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur for the duration of 06 months starting from January, 2020 to June, 2020. Methodology: They were selected by simple random sampling living in during the study period. Data collection procedure: Data was collected by taking the history and physical examination of cases and taking their weight and height. Data was analyzed through SPSS version 21 and entered in proforma. Results: The 38.43% of the participants were having anemia, among them 21.76% of the participants were having mild anemia ,15.74% of the participants were having moderate anemia and 0.93% of participants were having severe anemia. The 34.25% of participants were underweight and 9.7% participants were overweight. More than 55% of females were suffering from anemia. This distinguished class indicates the percentage of anemic patients. Conclusion: Anemia was most frequent in the feminine members of posed population. The disease was significantly related with the consumption of meat and other dietary elements. Keywords: Underweight, General Population, Iron deficiency anemia, Nutritional status.