Indian Journal of Public Health


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

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


CM Rawat, SK Garg, JV Singh, M Bhatnagar, H Chopra, SK Bajpai 
 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

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).


How to cite this article:
Rawat C M, Garg S K, Singh J V, Bhatnagar M, Chopra H, Bajpai S K. Prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls in rural area of District Meerut, U.P. Indian J Public Health 2001;45:24-6


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Rawat C M, Garg S K, Singh J V, Bhatnagar M, Chopra H, Bajpai S K. Prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls in rural area of District Meerut, U.P. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2001 [cited 2021 Nov 28 ];45:24-6
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