Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Blood Haemoglobin Level Comparison Between Smokers And Non-Smokers

Neeraj Grover, Nutan Tyagi, Akansha Misra, Amit Prakash, Neel Ratan Sinha, Surendra Pal Singh


Background: Smoking is one of the global problems causing different disease. Smoking cause variation in different parameters of blood among which haemoglobin is believed to be increased due to smoking. Objective: To compare the effect of smoking on hemoglobin levels between smokers and non-smokers. Materials and methods: A crosssectional comparative study was conducted in Department of Pathology, Hematology Laboratory. Total of 40 sample size which compromised of 20 smokers and 20 non-smokers were included the study. Haemoglobin was estimated by Sahli’s method. A p-value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: The (Mean ± SD) Hb for smokers was 16.32 ± 0.84 g/dl and for non-smokers was 13.64 ± 0.76 g/dl and (p = 0.0001) respectively. Conclusion: The present study showed that the haemoglobin level of smoker group was higher than the non-smoker group. Further substantial studies in large population should be conducted to generalize this findings.

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