CORRELATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS TO SEVERITY OF ANEMIA IN AL-HAWEEJA WOMEN
Zainab A. Hassan, Noorhan A. Chelebi, Ayoub A. Bazzaz* and Suzanne A. Bazzaz
The objective has been to correlate the psychological stress the women in Al-Haweeja county currently are suffering symptomatic anemia from with some unseen relevant factors which had lead to drop in hemoglobin concentration (Hb g/dL). A total of 200 female aged 20-40 years old (50 women/blood group) admitted to Al-Haweeja General Hospital for general health checkup were encountered. Irrelevant to blood grouping parameter, a significant drop (p≤0.05) in Hb g/dL were detected, in comparison with control, i.e. group-A (9.81±0.91g/dL); group-B (9.96±1.04g/dL); group-AB (10.08±0.76 g/dL) as well as for group-O (9.97±1.26g/dL). Similarly, (36.44±2.88)%; (36.79 ±2.99)%; (37.08±2.43)% and (36.65 ±3.68)% for PCV, respectively in comparison with control. It is concluded that the significant symptomatic drop in both Hb g/dl and PCV% indicates a mild symptomatic anemia they are suffering from which could mainly be due to the nature of their social life style i.e. recurrent pregnancy, dietary regime in addition to the ongoing current civil war generated from the Iraqi political unstable status in which Al-Haweeja county is involved in have altogether caused them psychological stress.
Keywords: Anemia, Psychological stress, Blood Groupings, Hemoglobin, Al-Haweeja.
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