A Study of Correlation Between Blood Groups and Anemia in Young Adults

Authors

  • Reshmarani, Shilpa N., Subhash Chimkode Assistant Professor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.90

Keywords:

Blood group, Hemoglobin, Anaemia.

Abstract

Anaemia is a global nutritional problem common in developing countries. Most common type of anaemia is iron deficiency anaemia. Anaemia can be corrected by giving iron supplements and vitamins, but it has its own side effects when given on long term. So, this study aims to know whether there is any relation between blood group and occurrence of anaemia, so that preventive measures can be taken to combat anaemia in individuals who are more prone to it.

Methodology

The study is conducted on 198 MBBS students (males and females) who are in the age group of 18–25 years in Bidar institute of medical sciences, Bidar. Blood sample is taken using finger prick, under aseptic conditions and blood group is determined using glass slide method using antisera A, B and D. Hemoglobin concentration is estimated using Sahli's method.

Results

In our study we found that students with blood group B (24%)are more prone for anemia, followed by O (16%), AB (10%) and blood group A (8%). Blood group A almost resistant to anemia.

Conclusion

We can conclude that regular intake of iron and vitamin supplements could be suggested to the individuals who are more susceptible to anemia based on their blood groups.

Author Biography

Reshmarani, Shilpa N., Subhash Chimkode , Assistant Professor

Reshmarani1, Shilpa N.2,*, Chimkode Subhash3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, BRIMS, Bidar

2Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, KBNIMS, Gulbarga

3Professor and HOD, Department of Physiology, BRIMS, Bidar, Karnataka

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Published

2019-11-21

How to Cite

Reshmarani, Shilpa N., Subhash Chimkode. (2019). A Study of Correlation Between Blood Groups and Anemia in Young Adults . International Journal of Physiology, 7(4), 199–202. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.90