Haemoglobin deficiency in college girls and need of nutritional education
Dr. Bhimrao N Jadhav
The present study intent to evaluate, the haemoglobin content among college girls and need of nutritional education in college. High prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls is a matter of great concern as they enter reproductive life soon after attainment of menarche. Thus, worldwide attention over iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy has shifted recently from providing nutritional supplements during pregnancy to attempting to ensure that women especially adolescent girls have adequate iron stores prior to conception. This study was carried out in the college health centre under the supervision of the medical officer. Total no of 210 senior and Junior college girls in the age range of 15-22 were included in this study. Haemoglobin level was measured by experienced laboratory technician using Sahli's method.