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Short Communication, Lpm Vol: 107 Issue: 6

Almost one-third elderly persons affected with anaemia – A crosssectional community based study from rural India

Renu Saxena

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Abstract

A rise in elderly population is noted in India not just in absolute numbers buts also in proportion. Anaemia in elderly is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and aggravating the comorbidities. Lack of quality information in community-based elderly exists, hence, our study aimed to estimate the prevalence of anaemia among community-dwelling elderly persons and qualify the same morphologically

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