Assessment of Anaemia in Relationship with Body Mass Index among Adult Female Students in Tertiary Institution

Eric. E U *

Department of Medical Laboratory Science Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

Avor G M

General Hospital Patani, Patani Delta State, Nigeria.

Amiekumo. J

Haematology Unit, Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa,Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Human health can be assessed by several biochemical and anthropometric measurements, BMI and hemoglobin (Hb) levels being one of them as both obesity and anemia are the markers of imminent health issues in adults. This study aims to evaluate the relationship between anemia and body mass index among adult female students in Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island Amassoma Bayelsa state. A total of 180 subjects were selected using a stratified random sampling technique for the study, all female students, Five (5) milliliters of blood will be collected under aseptic conditions by venepuncture and a complete blood count performed using the SYSMEXKX-2IN auto-analyzer machine. PCV (36.50±4.42) showed a non-significant decrease (P≥0.005), and RBC count showed a significant decrease (P≤0.001) as against the normal value. Results of this study indicate the increased likelihood of having anaemia in underweight individuals who displayed a non-significantly lower PCV, HGB, and WBC but showed slightly higher red cell indices when compared with their normal weight counterparts.

Keywords: Body mass index, anaemia, heamoglobin, PCV, female, student

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Eric. E U, Avor G M, and Amiekumo. J. 2024. “Assessment of Anaemia in Relationship With Body Mass Index Among Adult Female Students in Tertiary Institution”. International Journal of Research and Reports in Hematology 7 (1):52-60.


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