Prevalence and Factors Influencing Anemia among Adolescent Girls: A Community Based Study
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015

Prevalence and Factors Influencing Anemia among Adolescent Girls: A Community Based Study

Dr. Mallikarjuna M, Dr. Geetha H H

Anemia is a common problem of pregnant women across a developing country like India. The prevention of anemia in adolescent period can reduce its consequences during pregnancy and childbirth. In order find the prevalence and factors influencing anemia, a cross sectional study was conducted in urban filed practice area of Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital, Chitardurga. A total of 544 adolescent girls were tested for the hemoglobin. The prevalence of anemia was 56.3 % in this study. Age, socio economic status, type of family, education, mother-s education, mother-s occupation and eating habits were found to have non-significant association with occurrence of anemia in this study. Anemia is a complex disorder not only associated with dietary factors but also influenced by other factors. Effective primary health care with iron supplementation added with control of contributing factors can prevent anemia.

Keywords: Anemia, Prevention, Adolescent, Prevalence, Iron supplementation

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015

Pages: 1032 - 1034

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Dr. Mallikarjuna M, Dr. Geetha H H, "Prevalence and Factors Influencing Anemia among Adolescent Girls: A Community Based Study", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SUB153634, Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015, 1032 - 1034

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