A CROSS SECTION STUDY ON IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN URBAN BIKANER
Dr. Aarti Acharya, Dr. Rattiram Meena* and Dr. Rekha Acharya
Background- Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia and is one of the leading risk factors for disability and death worldwide, affecting an estimated 2 billion people. Methods- This was cross-sectional study. All the adolescent girls studying in standards 9th - 12th class who were given consent to hemoglobin estimation were included in the study. Results- The mean age of adolescent girls were 13.41Â±2.70 years and mean Hb level was 10.02Â±2.3 gm/dl. The association between SES and anemia was found statistically significant. The association between type of family and anemia was also found statistically significant. Conclusion- The prevalence of anemia among adolescent girls is alarmingly high in India.
Keywords: Prevalence, Anemia, Adolescent.
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