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Prevalence of Anaemia among Adolescent Girls in Palani Block

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.4, No. 5)

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Page : 175-179

Keywords : Food and Nutrition; Adolescent girls; Anaemia; Prevalence; Menstrual cycle; Palani;

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According to World Health Organisation, Adolescents are defined as the period of life spanning the age between 10 19 years. This particular period in girls has been recognised as a special period of transition from girlhood to womanhood. It is a vulnerable period in the human life cycle for the development of nutritional anaemia. Number of nutritional programmes, schemes and anaemia control programme in India had been implemented by the Government but still there is a need for prevalence. The aim of the study is to estimate the prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls and to study the socio demographic factors associated with anaemia. A Cross sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence rate of anaemia among adolescent girls in the urban area. The data was collected from the Thiruvalluvar School in Palani Block which is located in Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu. A total of 40 school going girls between the age of 15 17 years were included in the study. Overall prevalence of anaemia was 77.1 N=40 . Where in 42.5 N=17 were mild anaemia followed by 32.5 N=13 moderate anaemia. Among the group only one student is suffering from severe anaemia 2.1 N=1 . From the selected samples majority of them were suffering from mild and moderate anaemia and fifty five percent of them revealed that four days they have bleeding in menstrual cycle history. Thus the study concludes that anemia were widely prevalent in adolescent girls. There is a need to initiate intervention actions aimed at this group in order to reduce the prevalence of anemia among anaemic girls. M. Abirami | Dr. K. S. Pushpa "Prevalence of Anaemia among Adolescent Girls in Palani Block" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-5 , August 2020, URL: Paper Url :

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