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Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 836184, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/836184
Research Article

Frequency of Anemia in the Patients of a Family Health Team in Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

1Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados, Rua João Rosa Goes no. 1761, Vila Progresso, Caixa Postal 322, 79825-070 Dourados, MS, Brazil
2Universidade Estadual de Mato Grosso do Sul, Cidade Universitária de Dourados, Caixa Postal 351, 79804-970 Dourados, MS, Brazil

Received 17 April 2011; Revised 12 June 2011; Accepted 13 June 2011

Academic Editor: Aurelio Maggio

Copyright © 2011 Tatiana Lachi and Cássia Barbosa Reis. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Anemia is a clinical manifestation with high prevalence in the world, reaching about 30% of the total inhabitants of the planet. It is responsible for a great reduction in quality of life of affected people. The present paper aimed to obtain the frequency of anemia in the blood counts of a sample from the population of registered patients of a Family Health Team in Dourados, MS, Brazil. 462 patients, who had blood counts done from February 2008 to March 2009, were included in this research. The frequency of anemia was 22.7% in the studied population, including all age groups.