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Use of the WHO hemoglobin color scale in family welfare clinics in India.

Abstract

A situation is reported for the use of the WHO color scale for the measurement of hemoglobin, which was introduced into India in 1996. Charity family welfare clinics held at a medical college hospital in North India offer free sterilization by tubal ligation under local anesthetic to women following a preliminary screening. An obligatory test of the hemoglobin level is required and must be above 7.0 g/dl for the operation. Some clinics attract large numbers, and the card gives a cheap, rapid and reasonably accurate test, adding to the smooth running and reduction of waiting time. It has proved satisfactory over a 2-year period; 2.3% of participants were shown to have a hemoglobin level of 7 g/dl or less.

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Department of Obstetrics, CMC Ludhiana, Punjab India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16295555

Citation

Abrahams, M, et al. "Use of the WHO Hemoglobin Color Scale in Family Welfare Clinics in India." The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, vol. 36, no. 4, 2005, pp. 976-8.
Abrahams M, Ram D, Das S, et al. Use of the WHO hemoglobin color scale in family welfare clinics in India. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2005;36(4):976-8.
Abrahams, M., Ram, D., Das, S., & Britt, R. P. (2005). Use of the WHO hemoglobin color scale in family welfare clinics in India. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 36(4), 976-8.
Abrahams M, et al. Use of the WHO Hemoglobin Color Scale in Family Welfare Clinics in India. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2005;36(4):976-8. PubMed PMID: 16295555.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Use of the WHO hemoglobin color scale in family welfare clinics in India. AU - Abrahams,M, AU - Ram,D, AU - Das,S, AU - Britt,R P, PY - 2005/11/22/pubmed PY - 2006/8/10/medline PY - 2005/11/22/entrez SP - 976 EP - 8 JF - The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health JO - Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health VL - 36 IS - 4 N2 - A situation is reported for the use of the WHO color scale for the measurement of hemoglobin, which was introduced into India in 1996. Charity family welfare clinics held at a medical college hospital in North India offer free sterilization by tubal ligation under local anesthetic to women following a preliminary screening. An obligatory test of the hemoglobin level is required and must be above 7.0 g/dl for the operation. Some clinics attract large numbers, and the card gives a cheap, rapid and reasonably accurate test, adding to the smooth running and reduction of waiting time. It has proved satisfactory over a 2-year period; 2.3% of participants were shown to have a hemoglobin level of 7 g/dl or less. SN - 0125-1562 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16295555/Use_of_the_WHO_hemoglobin_color_scale_in_family_welfare_clinics_in_India_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/anemia.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -