Anand S. Ahankari
Prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia and risk factors in 1,010 adolescent girls from rural Maharashtra, India: a cross-sectional survey
Ahankari, Anand S.; Myles, Puja R.; Fogarty, Andrew W.; Dixit, J.V.; Tata, Laila J.
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Objective: Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is the most common nutritional disorder observed in adolescent girls in India. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors associated with IDA in rural Maharashtra, India to address current evidence gaps.
Study Design: Cross sectional survey
Methods: The study recruited 13 to 17 year old adolescent girls living in 34 villages of Osmanabad district. Data were collected on individual health, dietary, sociodemographic factors, and anthropometric measurements were taken. Haemoglobin (Hb) levels were measured using Sahli’s hemometer. Logistic and linear regressions were used to identify risk factors associated with IDA and Hb level respectively.
Results: Among 1,010 adolescent girls (response rate 97.5%), the mean Hb was 10.1 g/dl (standard deviation=1.3), and 87% had anaemia (Hb
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jan 31, 2017|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Ahankari, A. S., Myles, P. R., Fogarty, A. W., Dixit, J., & Tata, L. J. (2017). Prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia and risk factors in 1,010 adolescent girls from rural Maharashtra, India: a cross-sectional survey. Public Health, 142, doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2016.07.010|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Anaemia, Haemoglobin, India, Iron Deficiency, Maharashtra|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0|
Ahankari et al, J of PH accepted manuscript version_UON Repository_24 July 2016.pdf
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
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