Shalini, Dipti Y. Sorte, Dr. Vandana Chauhan
Abstract: Anemia is a common nutritional problem in the world which occurs due to lack of red blood cells and, oxygen in the blood Adolescent girls are mostly affected due to social and economic reasons. They must be advised for changes in lifestyle, such as proper dietary intake, regular exercise and weight gain.4The main purpose of the study was to assess the occurrence and risk factors of anemia among adolescent girls. Method: Cross sectional descriptive study was done on 146 adolescent girls of 13-19 years. Sample were selected by purposive sampling technique. Data was collected by administering tools to the participants and booklet on prevention and management of anaemia was explained and handed to them. Result: Study findings shows that 12.3 % of the participants were anemic. Intake of iron rich food, jaggery, dry fruits and salad was less, frequency of taking non-vegetarian food was 1-2 days in a month, and there was lack of deworming among adolescent girls. Conclusion: The study concludes that most of the adolescent girls were anemic and there is a need of awareness regarding reducing risk of anemia among adolescent girls.
Keywords: Anemia, Occurrence, risk factors, adolescent girls