Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia among Hebron University Students and a Comparison of Sehgal Index with Other Complete Blood Count Indices
Zeina Abd Alnabi
Leka Abu Safia
Al-Quds University - Deanship of Scientific Research
Background: Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common cause of anemia worldwide. It is considered to be a major public health problem in developing countries specifically in women and young children. The university students usually take fast junk food, and the food value of their diets is not always balanced. To our knowledge, the prevalence of IDA among Palestinian university students is not well studied.