A Study on Anemia Related Knowledge Among Adolescent Girls.
International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 273-276
Received: Mar. 8, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 22, 2015; Published: Mar. 31, 2015
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Priyanka Pareek, Symbiosis School of Biomedical Science Nutrition and Dietetics Department Gram: Lavale, Taluka: Mulshi District Pune, India
Asfia Hafiz, Shadan Degree and P.G. College for women, khairtabad, Hyderabad, India
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Abstract
To determine the nutritional knowledge among adolescent girls the study was undertaken on 100 adolescent junior college students of Hyderabad. A questionnaire has been developed to collect the demographic profile of the subjects, food habits of the subjects and food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was used. Most of the subjects were within the age range of 15-17yrs, living in nuclear family, having non vegetarian food habits and belong to middle income group. The mean height and weight of the subjects was156.4±5.98cm and 46.2±8.28 kg. 63% of the subjects were normal and 33% subjects were underweight. Most of the subjects were having faulty food habits; 60% of subjects eat out once a week followed by23% subjects eat out twice a week and most of them preferred to eat fast foods and carbonated beverages. Only 25% of the subjects were having good knowledge about anemia. The results show that the nutrition education intervention is required for the adolescent girls to create awareness and to disseminate the knowledge related to the prevention and control of anemia.
Keywords
Anemia, Food Frequency, Food Habits, Nutritional Knowledge
To cite this article
Priyanka Pareek, Asfia Hafiz, A Study on Anemia Related Knowledge Among Adolescent Girls., International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 273-276. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20150403.14
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