• Users Online: 402
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-35

Factors influencing prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls of 12-15 years residing in government residential schools of Balanagar mandal, Mahabubnagar District Telangana


1 Postgraduate, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
2 Senior Resident, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
3 Associate Professor, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
4 Professor & HOD of Community Medicine Department, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
C Uma Gowri
Postgraduate, Community Medicine department, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.301954

Rights and Permissions

Background: Adolescent girls are at high risk for anaemia and malnutrition. Anaemia, a manifestation of under - nutrition and poor dietary intake of iron is a serious public health problem, not only among pregnant women, infants and young children but also among adolescents. Inadequate nutrition during adolescence can have seriousconsequences throughout the reproductive years of life and beyond. Objective: To determine the prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls of age 12-15 years residing in government residential schools. Methods: A cross sectional study conducted in Government residential schools of Balanagar mandai. 400 adolescent girls of age 12-15 years were the study subjects. Study subjects were interviewed using a pre-designed, pre-tested, semi structured proforma. Results: Prevalence of anaemia was 45.5% in study subjects with mean haemoglobin 10.42 ± 1.5090. Demographic characteristics like age, mothers education showed significant relationship with prevalence of anaemia (p<0.05).Lack of personal hygiene showed significant relation with presence of worm infestation (p < 0.05). Presence of parasitic infestation showed significant relation with prevalence of anaemia(p <0.05). Conclusion: Lack of personal hygiene, worm infestations were the major contributory factors for prevalence of anaemia.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed54    
    Printed4    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded10    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal