In the present study a modest attempt has been made to study the anemia status of Kutia Kondha community of Belghar, in Tumudinadha block of Kandhamal district in the state of, Odisha. Blood sample of 370 individuals were collected and haemoglobin percentage was analysed to know the anemia status. It was observed that the mean haemoglobin percentage among the Kutia population is 8.16 which is very low as compared to other populations. Further the mean haemoglobin percentage among the Kutia males are found to be 8.29 as compared to 8.09 among the females. The present finding reveals high incidence of anaemia among the tribes in India and the condition is more critical among the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) such as Kutia Kondha which needs special medical attention.
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