A Study of Anemia Prevalence among Adolescent Female Students of Azam Campus, Pune
American Journal of PharmTech Research
Anaemia is major public health problem in female about 25-50% girls become anaemic by the time they reach the age of menarche. During adolescence period need for iron is increased and also there is further increase due to regular menstrual loss. In developing countries, the high iron demands are not met, mainly because of the poor diet of low iron bioavailability & frequent parasitic infection, thus leading to higher incidence of anaemia in women & girls. Thus, an adolescent who conceives soon
... who conceives soon after menarche is likely to start pregnancy with depleted iron store 1 . Keeping all these in mind this study was conducted to investigate the haemoglobin level of the female adolescent students studying Azam Campus, Pune, Maharashtra. To investigate the status of anaemia among adolescent female students of Azam Campus, Pune, Maharashtra. Cross sectional prevalence study of sample size 500 was conducted among students from the primary secondary, higher secondary and junior college and U.G classes of Azam Campus, Pune. The study was designed on two parameters the first one was questionnaire-based scale (subjective parameter) and second was evaluation of haemoglobin percentage through Sahli's method as an objective scale. 2 Prevalence of anemia was found to be 91.8%.