International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017

Correlation between Prevalence of Anemia and Body Mass Index among Adolescent Girls

Pauline Sharmila | R. Sree Raja Kumar

Abstract: This study was conducted to find the correlation between the prevalence of Anemia and Body Mass Index. The research design of the study was co-relational research design. The subjects selected for the study were 160 adolescent girls aged 12-16 years studying in 7th to 11th standard. The study participants were selected by convenient sampling technique. Body Mass Index was assessed by measuring the weight with the help of digital weighing machine and height with stadiometer and Body Mass Index was assessed by using WHO calculator with help of z scores tables. Hb % level was assessed by cyanohemoglobin method and prevalence of anemia was detected by General Blood Picture. . The study findings revealed that the mean of body mass index of adolescent girls was 19.15 and standard deviation (SD) was 2.6. The average mean of hemoglobin level was 11.8 g/l and the standard deviation (SD) was 1.3. There was a mild positive correlation between anemia and BMI. (r= 0.127). There was significant association between the age, menarche and dietary habits with the BMI.

Keywords: Correlation, Body mass index, anemia, adolescent girls, hemoglobin

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017,

Pages: 320 - 323

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