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Volume 4 Issue 8
August-2017
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR1708009

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38-40

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PREVALENCE OF ANEMIA AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN RURAL AREAS OF KANCHIPURAM DISTRICT BY INVOLVING PHARM. D DOCTORS "

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2349-5162

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"PREVALENCE OF ANEMIA AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN RURAL AREAS OF KANCHIPURAM DISTRICT BY INVOLVING PHARM. D DOCTORS "", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.4, Issue 8, page no.38-40, August-2017, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1708009.pdf

Abstract

Background: Iron deficiency is the commonest cause of anemia in the world, and continues to be the most prevalent nutritional anemia in developing countries. Iron deficiency anemia leads to poor pregnancy outcome, impaired school performance, decreased work productivity and other adverse outcomes. Targeting Adolescents girls will prevent iron deficiency during Pregnancy and its consequences. Aim: The present study was undertaken to assess haemoglobin concentration, haematocrit of 100 adolescent girls in rural areas of kanchipuram district. Methods: Cross-sectional study was conducted in Adolescent girls (10-19 years) in the schools of kanchipuram district. Haemoglobin concentration and haematocrit value are estimated by the Digital hemoglobin testing system, were hemoglobin is converted into methemoglobin.The intensity of the colour produced from this reaction is proportional to the haemoglobin concentration. Results: It was found that 36 % was mild anemic, 14% was found to be moderate anemic and 50% were normal and no severe Iron deficiency Anemia. It was found that 88 % was having less haematocrit value. The study concluded that 50 % adolescent girls in the age group of 13-19 years were anemic. It was found that improper diet and social economic status contribute to anemia in adolescent girls. Proper health education and Iron supplementation to be administer to women especially adolescent girls have adequate iron stores prior to conception.

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Adolescent Girls; Iron Deficiency Anemia; Nutrition Education.

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"PREVALENCE OF ANEMIA AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN RURAL AREAS OF KANCHIPURAM DISTRICT BY INVOLVING PHARM. D DOCTORS "", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.4, Issue 8, page no. pp38-40, August-2017, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1708009.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1708009
Registration ID: 170549
Published In: Volume 4 | Issue 8 | Year August-2017
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Page No: 38-40
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"PREVALENCE OF ANEMIA AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN RURAL AREAS OF KANCHIPURAM DISTRICT BY INVOLVING PHARM. D DOCTORS "", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.4, Issue 8, page no. pp38-40, August-2017, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1708009.pdf




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