Correlation of Haemoglobin Level with BMI and WHR among Young Adult Females in Selected Areas in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka

  • Kankanamge SU
  • Published 2016

Abstract

Haemoglobin (Hb) level is considered as a best indicator for assessing anemia condition. Anaemia is a global health problem and its impact is felt in Sri Lanka as well. Anaemia is characterized by less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin in the blood. The recent study attempts to find the association between haemoglobin level and different anthropometric indices such as Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR) years among the women belongs to 20-50 age groups. In this study haemoglobin level of 304 study subjects residing in Hiththatiya middle and Hungama administrative areas in the Southern province of Sri Lanka was measured. Analysis of the data revealed a no significant (p<0.05) correlation between haemoglobin level in this group of women with their corresponding anthropometric parameters (BMI and WHR). The overall prevalence of anaemia (Hb<12.00 g/dl) is 9.21% and 12.50% for Hiththatiya middle and Hungama grama niladhari areas, respectively. Mean BMI values were 23.2kg/m2 & 23.8kg/m2 in Hiththatiya middle and Hungama areas, respectively while mean WHR value was 0.85 which is common for both areas.

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@inproceedings{SU2016CorrelationOH, title={Correlation of Haemoglobin Level with BMI and WHR among Young Adult Females in Selected Areas in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka}, author={Kankanamge SU}, year={2016} }