Indian Journal of Community Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 243--245

A study of anemia among adolescent females in the urban area of Nagpur


Sanjeev M Chaudhary, Vasant R Dhage 
 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjeev M Chaudhary
1/3, MIG (II), Dayanand Nagar, Jaripatka, Nagpur 440 014
India

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«SQ»s «SQ»t«SQ» 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.


How to cite this article:
Chaudhary SM, Dhage VR. A study of anemia among adolescent females in the urban area of Nagpur.Indian J Community Med 2008;33:243-245


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Chaudhary SM, Dhage VR. A study of anemia among adolescent females in the urban area of Nagpur. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Nov 21 ];33:243-245
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