Dr Farheen Shahid, Dr Anam Ikram, Dr Maryam Ikram
Objective: The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of anemia in Healthy school age population in Lahore. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: We conducted this study at Pediatric Medicine department Mayo Hospital Lahore for the duration of six months from December, 2019 to May, 2020. Methodology: A total of 120 children were enrolled in the study fulfilling the inclusion/exclusion criteria presenting to Pediatric Medicine department Mayo Hospital Lahore. We used non probability purposive sampling technique. After obtaining an informed written consent of the parents/guardians of the children, the data was included in the study. EDTA treated tubes were used to collect the blood samples and transported on ice. Complete Blood Count examination was carried out. According to WHO guidelines, a hemoglobin (Hb) value <11.5 gm/dl was used as cut off for anemia for this age group. The data was analyzed through SPSS-20, mean and standard deviation was calculated for age and Hb levels of the children. Frequency and percentage were calculated for qualitative variable like gender and presence/absence of anemia. Results: In our study, out of 120 cases, 70 were between 4-10 years of age while 50 were between 11-15 years of age, mean + SD was calculated as 10.00+3.17 years, 61 were male while 59 were females, frequency of anemia in healthy school age population in Lahore was recorded in 44 children. Conclusion: We decided that the frequency of anemia among healthy School age population in Lahore is expanding, so every child must be examined to discourse this curable issue. Keywords: Healthy school age population, Lahore, Anemia.