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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 114-114

 

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Knowledge and Utilization of Iron and Folic Acid Tablets Supplementation by the Adolescent Girls in Ahmedabad District
Vidita V. Khatri, Rajshree Bhatt, H.K. Mehta
B J Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
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Abstract

  Nutritional anemia in adolescence influences women’s entire life cycle. It increases complications such as low birth weight of infants and raised maternal and infant mortalities. India has about 113 million adolescent girls and the prevalence of anemia is estimated to be about 56% in them. Due to the magnitude of problem, the government along with UNICEF has been implementing Adolescent Girls Anemia Control Program for over a decade. Various studies showed that supplementing them with iron and folic acid tablets weekly is the most effective and cheapest alternative to prevent anemia.
 


Corresponding Author : Vidita V. Khatri