The Prevalence of Anemia among the Adolescent Girls in a Selected College in Kanchipuram

  • Asher T.1, Shobana M.1, Abarna A.1, Aamina A.1, Bharathi B.1, Ponnambily Chandy2
Keywords: Adolescent girls, Adolescence, Anemia, Prevalence, level of hemoglobin, pallor.

Abstract

In developing nations, the adolescent group is progressively exposed to health issues and young girls are
increasingly weak due to anemia. An observational study was conducted to assess the prevalence of anemia
among the adolescent girls in a selected college in Kanchipuram. The objectives were to assess the sociodemographic
variables of the adolescent girls, to assess the prevalence of anemia among the adolescent girls
and to associate the prevalence of anemia and the socio-demographic variables of the adolescent girls. The
cross sectional design was used to conduct the study. The setting of the study was a selected Allied Health
Science college in Chennai. Adolescents in the age group of 17 to 19 years were selected as samples for
the study. The convenience sample technique was used to select the samples. The sample size was 32. The
results showed that 16 (50.0%) of the participants belong to the age 17 years and 18 years equally and the
majority of the study participants 27 (84.0%) belong to nuclear family and 05 (16.0%) of the population
belong to joint family and the 08 (25.0%) of the study participants were vegetarian and 24 (75.0%) of them
were non vegetarian. The level of hemoglobin showed that majority of the study participants 22 (56.0%)
suffer low hemoglobin level.

Author Biography

Asher T.1, Shobana M.1, Abarna A.1, Aamina A.1, Bharathi B.1, Ponnambily Chandy2

1B.Sc. Nursing III Year Students, 2Assistant Professor, Community Health Nursing Department, Chettinad College
of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram Dist., Tamil Nadu, India

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Asher T.1, Shobana M.1, Abarna A.1, Aamina A.1, Bharathi B.1, Ponnambily Chandy2. (2020). The Prevalence of Anemia among the Adolescent Girls in a Selected College in Kanchipuram. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 28-32. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1055