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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Knowledge and attitude of urban and rural adolescent girls regarding anemia

Author(s):
Krishna Sharma, YD Stella and Atul Joshi
Abstract:
Anemia is a major public health problem worldwide, particularly in women of Reproductive age group of developing countries. Iron deficiency is believed to cause the largest part of anemia globally. The purpose of this study to assess the knowledge and attitude of urban and rural adolescent girls regarding Anemia. A Non-experimental descriptive comparative research design was adopted on 60 adolescent girls. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select samples. Knowledge and attitude of urban and rural adolescent girls regarding anemia was assessed by structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale (Likert scale) and practice questionnaire. The analysis and interpretation of data collected from 60 adolescent girls of higher secondary school of urban and rural area of Indore, M.P. Descriptive and Inferential statistics were used for analysis; descriptive statistics have been used to present the features and characteristics of the samples while inferential statistics have been used to draw valid inferences from the collected data. The result was positive urban area pre-test score was 17.9, and rural area pre-test score was 13.36 and their mean difference was -4.54. The SD of urban area pre-test score was 5.74, Rural area pre- test score SD 6.68. This data shows that the pre-test knowledge score of urban area is higher as compare to pre-test knowledge score of rural area study.
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How to cite this article:
Krishna Sharma, YD Stella, Atul Joshi. Knowledge and attitude of urban and rural adolescent girls regarding anemia. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):1141-1145.

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