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Nutritional anaemia is caused by absence of any dietary essential that is involved in hemoglobin formation or poor absorption of these dietary essentials.

Poor density and bio availability of dietary iron from staple foods are the major etiological factors, for wide spread prevalence of iron deficiency.

Recent World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics indicate a worldwide anaemia prevalence of about 30% with higher rates in developing countries. Young children and pregnant women are the most affected group with an estimated global prevalence of about 40% and 50% respectively. Ananemia is also prevalent in non-pregnant women (35%) and among adult males (18%).

In Asia 65% of the pregnant women are anaemic compared to 14% in Europe. In India its incidence in pregnant women in around 75-85%. It is an important public health problem affecting people all walks of life. Anaemia is very widespread, more among females than males and higher among infants and children than adults.

Anaemia can be prevented by diet, supplements, education and fortification.

Balanced diet rich in protein, vitamins and minerals should be consumed. Anaemia can be prevented by taking proper diet.