Abstract

AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF ANAEMIA AND ITS ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN RURAL AREA OF KATIHAR

Author(s): Mohammad Intekhab Alam Chand

Anaemia is a serious public health concern in most developing countries and the prevalence of anaemia is quite high among adolescent girls. Adolescence is also a phase where a rapid upsurge is seen in growth and development which leads to increase requirement of nutrition especially high micronutrients requirement. Adolescent girls are vulnerable to iron deficiency and anaemia due to accelerated increase in requirements for iron, poor dietary intake of iron, prolonged menstrual period, and worm infestation. A study was conducted with the objective to determine the associated risk factors of anaemia among adolescent girls.