Anaemia Prevalence Survey of Urban Bangladesh and Rural Chittagong Hill Tracts
A survey on the prevalence of anaemia in Bangladesh. Synopsis: Researchers tested the blood haemoglobin levels of more than 6,500 people in rural areas of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) and in urban areas, to determine the prevalence of anaemia. The groups tested included women of reproductive age, adolescents, and preschool children. The survey found that anaemia rates were highest among children aged 6-59 months, with more than 50 per cent anaemic in both the CHT and urban areas. In the CHT, 90% of infants aged 6-11 months were found to be anaemic.