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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-6

Prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls in rural area of District Meerut, U.P.

Department of Community Medicine, L L R M Medical College, Meerut

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C M Rawat
Department of Community Medicine, L L R M Medical College, Meerut

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The prevalence of anaemia in 504 adolescent girls (10-18 yrs) representing 24 subcentre villages of Daurala block of Meerut was 34.5%. The prevalence of mild, moderate and severe anaemia among adolescent girls was 19.0%, 14.0% and 1.4% respectively. Majority (55.2%) were having mild anaemia and only 4.0% had severe anaemia. Anaemia was found to be significantly associated with educational status (P < 0.05), birth order (P < 0.05), awareness regarding anaemia (P < 0.05) and marital & obstetric status (P < 0.05) with no association with age, anthropometry and menarcheal age (P > 0.05).

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