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H.S.S.PERERA,SAMATH D.DARMARATHNE Research sessions, Kandy Society of Medicine,Sri lanka
A decrease in quality hemoglobin in the blood to levels below the normal range of 12 to 16 g/dL for women and 13.5 to 18 g/dL for men or in circulating red blood cells. Anemia has been a significant contributor to deaths in Sri Lanka according to the data from Department of Census and Statistics. Yet, evaluated trend analysis in Cause of death (CoD) data in relation to anemia is scarce.
Reveal the trend s in deaths due to anemia in Sri Lanka from 1993 to 2006 Compare the gender distribution in deaths due to anemia
Data on deaths due to anemia as a cause of death and total deaths in that respective year, from 1993 to 2006 was extracted from the Database at Department of Census and Statistics. This data was then entered in a Microsoft excel 2010data sheet. Then a percentage contribution of deaths due to anemia was plotted in bar charts. Then the data was analyzed using SPSS 13
The percentage of deaths due to anemia has reduced over the years with a 4.7% in 1993 to 2.1% in 2006 The highest contribution of anemia as a cause of death had been a 5.3% in 1996.
The trend was similar in both genders But, the contribution of anemia for female deaths was much higher than for men.
Although our analysis shows a reduction in deaths due to anemia, a detailed analysis of deaths due to anemia is mandatory as majority of these deaths could be prevented. The different contributions by each gender should be further explored as well as the different trend observed in childhood deaths