Prevalence of Anemia among Adolescent Girls of Latur, Maharashtra

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Gavhane Mahadev, Fere Swati, Salunke Mohini, Wakure Balaji


Anemia is a widespread nutritional issue that affects people all over the world. Due to their increased physical activity and fast development spurt throughout adolescence, adolescents require extra supplements and are at the greatest threat of developing nutritional anaemia. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of anaemia in adolescent girls.

The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence in adolescent girls between the ages of 17- 20. Age, menstruation history, and brief clinical information were recorded after obtaining the individuals' informed consent. Blood samples were taken, and an automated haematology analyser was used to do the analysis.

Anemia was reported to be prevalent overall at (48% n=48). With an average haemoglobin level of 10.55 ± 1.54, the majority of the anaemic girls (27% n=27) had mild anaemia, 15% had moderate anaemia, and 6% had severe anaemia.

Unfortunately, because public health measures to prevent anaemia frequently target newborns, young children, pregnant women, and nursing women rather than necessarily adolescents the needs of adolescents may be unmet, and the effects of anaemia in adolescents persist. In addition to being informed about the health issue affecting this age group, healthcare practitioners need to receive support in order to intervene in a school or college setting.

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