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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.

Authors

Anand S. Ahankari

Puja R. Myles puja.myles@nottingham.ac.uk

Andrew W. Fogarty andrew.fogarty@nottingham.ac.uk

J.V. Dixit

Laila J. Tata laila.tata@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

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
Journal Public Health
Print ISSN 0033-3506
Electronic ISSN 1476-5616
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 142
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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2016.07.010
Keywords Adolescent, Anaemia, Haemoglobin, India, Iron Deficiency, Maharashtra
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350616301688
Copyright Statement 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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