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Journal of Finance and Economics. 2015, 3(3), 61-63
DOI: 10.12691/jfe-3-3-3
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Poverty a Burning Global Issue Leading to Anemia in India

Samra Subhani1, , Sofia Anwar1, Masood Ahmad Khan1, Ghulam Jeelani1 and Nida Fatima1

1Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Pub. Date: July 22, 2015

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Samra Subhani, Sofia Anwar, Masood Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Jeelani and Nida Fatima. Poverty a Burning Global Issue Leading to Anemia in India. Journal of Finance and Economics. 2015; 3(3):61-63. doi: 10.12691/jfe-3-3-3

Abstract

Anemia is the disease that affected mostly the poor population of world. The main cause of this disease is the blood deficiency. To see the reasons of the disease this study has been conducted on the DHS (Demographic and Health Survey) of India from year 2006-2007. The variable of anemia was categorized into 1. Severe 2. Moderate 3. Mild and 4. Not anemic. The 4th category was used as the reference category for the interpretation of results. The best suited technique for this study was multilogistic model. The results exhibited that the uneducated females had more probability to be severely affected from the anemia. A large income inequality was observed in data the poorest had more chances of the occurrence of anemic condition. The chances of occurrence of three types of anemia in poor persons were 2.370, 2.204, and 1.678 respectively. It was recommended that the Government should improve education and the purchasing power of all classes of society. These steps will help to remove the income inequality and poverty in the country.

Keywords:
anemia education inequality poverty

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