IRON STATUS OF THE STUDENTS OF AYUB MEDICAL COLLEGE

Authors

  • Afzal Alamgir
  • Muhammad Yousuf
  • Ahmed Badar
  • Muhammad Ayub

Abstract

The concern about the iron status of an individual traditionally rotates around the finding of anemia. However, somerecent studies are suggestive of many other symptoms of iron deficiency which can be present even before the irondeficiency anemia appears. The purpose of this study was to determine the iron status of the students of Ayub MedicalCollege by determining serum ferritin that is the best investigation to determine the stored iron. We found that 8.42% of the male students and 13.68 % of the female students were iron depleted, while just 4.2 J % males and 8.42 %females were anemic. This suggests that iron deficiency in absence of anemia is present in our students.

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