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IP Journal of Paediatrics and Nursing Science


Prevalence of anaemia and knowledge of adolescent girls regarding anaemia


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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Premaletha T*,Safeena S,Geetika Arora

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : XXXX

Print ISSN : XXXX

Article First Page : 74

Article End Page : 76


Abstract

Anemia is a common problem among adolescence. Girls are more likely to be the victims of anemia due to various reasons. The present study was conducted to assess the prevalence and knowledge regarding anemia among adolescence girls. The study was conducted among 100 students studying in higher secondary Schools of Thiruvananthapuram corporation. The tools used were WHO hemoglobin Colour Scale for estimation of hemoglobin and Interview Schedule to assess the socio demographic variables and knowledge regarding anemia.
Study findings revealed that prevalence of anemia among adolescent girls was 40%. Among the study group, 51% had poor knowledge, 38% had average knowledge and 11% had good knowledge regarding anemia. Statistically significant association was not found between prevalence of anemia and knowledge of adolescent girls.

Keywords: Prevalence, Anemia, Adolescent girls, Knowledge.