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Indian J Community Med. 2008 Oct;33(4):243-5. doi: 10.4103/0970-0218.43230.

A study of anemia among adolescent females in the urban area of nagpur.

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Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To estimate the prevalence of anemia among adolescent females and to study the socio-demographic factors associated with anemia.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A cross-sectional survey was conducted in an urban area under Urban Health Training Center, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur. A total of 296 adolescent females (10-19 years old) were included in this study. The study took place from October 2002 to March 2003 (6 months). Statistical analyses were done using percentage, standard error of proportion, Chi-square test, and Student's 't' test.

RESULTS:

The prevalence of anemia was found to be 35.1%. A significant association of anemia was found with socio-economic status and literacy status of parents. Mean height and weight of subjects with anemia was significantly less than subjects without anemia.

CONCLUSIONS:

A high prevalence of anemia among adolescent females was found, which was higher in the lower socio-economic strata and among those whose parents were less educated. It was seen that anemia affects the overall nutritional status of adolescent females.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescent female; anemia; height; urban; weight

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