International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part K (2016)
Prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls: A cross sectional exploratory study
Adolescent girls are the freshly bloomed flowers and literally adolescent means” to grow into the maturity”. Adolescence it extends from 10 – 19 years in girls. Many adolescent girls start with anaemia, stunted growth and poor nutrition. Anaemia affects every age and sex group and an adolescent girl are still at higher risk due to over physical activity. Sex difference in diet and is aggravated by menstruation which is one of the common cause of blood loss among the female. A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted at rural Salem District Tamil Nadu, which aimed to assess the prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls and its association with social demographic variables and its correlates. Data were collected from 285 adolescent’s girls at government Girls Higher secondary School at Attayampatti, rural Salem district, Tamil Nadu, systematic random sampling using a Sahil’s Hemoglobinometer which was calibrated by investigators and assess the level of anaemia. The results showed that majority of adolescents girls had moderate anaemia. Around 83% of adolescent girls were found anaemic whereas 45.8% of adolescent girls were moderately anaemic. However there was significant association between education and no significant relationship with other variables such as age, dietary pattern and intake of green leafy vegetables.
How to cite this article:
Amudha M. Prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls: A cross sectional exploratory study. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(3): 630-632.