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Anaemia: The Silent Stalker Behind Indian Women

Posted: September 27, 2013

Could you be among the large number of Indian women affected by anaemia? This infographic gives you a quick picture of how big a problem anaemia is in India, and how to recognise the symptoms.

In the South Asian region, only Bhutan and Nepal perform worse than India when it comes to non-pregnant women (in the reproductive age group) with anaemia. It is shocking as to how prevalent this problem is, among urban as well as rural Indian women. Anaemia has severe health consequences for women including increased risks of maternal mortality. In this infographic, we look at the main reasons, as well as consequences and prevention of anaemia in women.

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*Photo credits:

Featured image – Thomas Lieser (Used under the Creative Commons Attribution License.)
Spinach – delazon
Dry fruits – cynthiab
Meat – vjeran2001
Beans – tony powell
Chocolate – nkzs
Bread – tinpalace

*Research sources:

Graph 1: Changing pattern of social inequalities in anaemia among women in India.
Graph 2: Nutrition Foundation of India [PDF].
Graph 3: WHO global database on anaemia [PDF].

Symptoms & effects: The consequences of iron deficiency and anaemia.
Foods: Livestrong.com

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1 Comment

  1. Vitamin B12 is also important in managing anemia and as Indian females are short of this essential nutrient, food sources rich in this nutrient must be included in the diet

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