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International Journal of Home Science

2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 1, PART E

A study on consequences and prevalence of anemia among college going girls (18-22Years) of Sultanpur city

Author(s): Priya pandey, Archana Singh, Mamta Jaiswal and Kiran Agrahari
Abstract:
The present study was investigated in sultanpur city of Uttar Pradesh during the session of September- January, 2016-2017. The aim of the research was to find out the impact on Consequences and prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls living in Sultanpur city. Hundred girls were randomly selected from different age groups and self- constructed questionnaire was used to find the impact of consequences and prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls, with respect to their dietary patterns, family background, family income, environmental living to enhance the physical appearance and BMI (Body mass index) to the height and weight. Data were analyzed in terms of frequency and percentage. Finding revealed that 18% respondents were anaemic having pale conjunctiva, spoon shape nail bed pallor of skin, angular stomatitis and white patches in the face enhanced physical appearance and anthropometric measurement for the causes which observed through the anaemia. Adolescence is a transitional age of physical and psychological human development generally between puberty and legal adulthood. Adolescence is a second phase of life. It is “coming of age” as children grow into adult physically, mentally and socially. Adolescent girls are at a high risk for anaemia and malnutrition. Inadequate nutrition during adolescence can have serious consequences throughout the reproductive years of life and beyond. Very often, in India, girls get married and pregnant even before the growth period is over, thus doubling the risk for anaemia. The nutritional anaemia in adolescent girls attributes to the high maternal mortality rate, the high incidence of low birth weight babies, high perinatal mortality and the consequent high fertility rates.
Pages: 280-286  |  81 Views  30 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Priya pandey, Archana Singh, Mamta Jaiswal and Kiran Agrahari. A study on consequences and prevalence of anemia among college going girls (18-22Years) of Sultanpur city. International Journal of Home Science. 2017; 3(1): 280-286.
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