Year: 2015, Volume: 5, Issue: 2Back to table of content
Title: Menace of Anaemia among Adolescent Girls in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar District in Punjab
By: Manisha Bhatia* and Renu Bala
Anaemia is the most prevalent nutritional deiciency disorder in the world. It is very common in the developing countries as a result of inadequate diet or poor absorption. Among all the age groups, adolescents girls are the most vulnerable. District Level Household Survey indicated that about 99 per cent of adolescent girls in Punjab suffer from anaemia. Among all the districts it is quiet prevalent in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district. The present study focused on the anaemia levels of the adolescent girls calculated from the hemoglobin test of 150 school going adolescent girls in SBS Nagar district. The study indicated that all the adolescent girls tested for haemoglobin in the present study suffered from some form of anaemia. The prevalence was higher in urban areas and those who belong to nuclear families and had 3rd or 4th ordinal position in the family. The study also focused on the source of drinking water and eating patterns of the adolescent girls.
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