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RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 229-232


Comparison of BMI and Haemoglobin levels in female day-scholar and hostelite students of Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan

Hafsa Atique, Noor-ul-ain Irfan, Ayesha Taufiq, Qurat-ul-ain Zia, Ayesha Mazhar, Romaiza Yousaf, Ayesha Asghar, Asma Irfan.

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Objective: To determine prevalence and factors contributing to anemia among female hostelites and day-scholars of Islamabad Medical and Dental College (IMDC), and to elucidate its association with BMI, diet intake and physical activity.

Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted at IMDC from May to September 2017. A total of 126 students were randomly selected and were divided into two groups; hostelites and day-scholars (age 18-24 years) with 63 in each group. Their BMI and Hb levels, physical activity, supplements and diet and menstruation details were recorded. Data analysis was done using SPSS version 23.0

Results: Out of 126 students, 50% were found to be anemic while 21.4% were underweight and 15.1% overweight. Significant results obtained for association of BMI with the status of students and intake of cereals.
Conclusion: Hb and BMI association was found to be non-significant. Hostelites were found to be severely anemic indicating poor diet while day-scholars had comparatively better Hb and BMI association, indicating better health and diet levels.

Key words: Age, BMI, diet plan, Hb concentration, menstrual pattern, physical activity, supplements.


 
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Atique H, Irfan N, Taufiq A, Zia Q, Mazhar A, Yousaf R, Asghar A, Irfan A. Comparison of BMI and Haemoglobin levels in female day-scholar and hostelite students of Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan. RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 229-232.


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Atique H, Irfan N, Taufiq A, Zia Q, Mazhar A, Yousaf R, Asghar A, Irfan A. Comparison of BMI and Haemoglobin levels in female day-scholar and hostelite students of Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=288949 [Access: August 25, 2019].


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Atique H, Irfan N, Taufiq A, Zia Q, Mazhar A, Yousaf R, Asghar A, Irfan A. Comparison of BMI and Haemoglobin levels in female day-scholar and hostelite students of Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan. RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 229-232.



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Atique H, Irfan N, Taufiq A, Zia Q, Mazhar A, Yousaf R, Asghar A, Irfan A. Comparison of BMI and Haemoglobin levels in female day-scholar and hostelite students of Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan. RMJ. (2019), [cited August 25, 2019]; 44(2): 229-232.



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Atique, H., Irfan, . N., Taufiq, . A., Zia, . Q., Mazhar, . A., Yousaf, . R., Asghar, . A. & Irfan, . A. (2019) Comparison of BMI and Haemoglobin levels in female day-scholar and hostelite students of Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan. RMJ, 44 (2), 229-232.



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Atique, Hafsa, Noor-ul-ain Irfan, Ayesha Taufiq, Qurat-ul-ain Zia, Ayesha Mazhar, Romaiza Yousaf, Ayesha Asghar, and Asma Irfan. 2019. Comparison of BMI and Haemoglobin levels in female day-scholar and hostelite students of Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (2), 229-232.



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Atique, Hafsa, Noor-ul-ain Irfan, Ayesha Taufiq, Qurat-ul-ain Zia, Ayesha Mazhar, Romaiza Yousaf, Ayesha Asghar, and Asma Irfan. "Comparison of BMI and Haemoglobin levels in female day-scholar and hostelite students of Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 44 (2019), 229-232.



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Atique, Hafsa, Noor-ul-ain Irfan, Ayesha Taufiq, Qurat-ul-ain Zia, Ayesha Mazhar, Romaiza Yousaf, Ayesha Asghar, and Asma Irfan. "Comparison of BMI and Haemoglobin levels in female day-scholar and hostelite students of Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 44.2 (2019), 229-232. Print.



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Atique, H., Irfan, . N., Taufiq, . A., Zia, . Q., Mazhar, . A., Yousaf, . R., Asghar, . A. & Irfan, . A. (2019) Comparison of BMI and Haemoglobin levels in female day-scholar and hostelite students of Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (2), 229-232.








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