Rakesh Kumar, Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA), their Prevalence, and Awareness among Girls of Reproductive Age of Distt Mandi Himachal Pradesh, India, ILNS Volume 29, International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 29)
    Anemia constitutes a public health problem, in both developed and developing countries with major burden on economic and social develop ment. Present study was designed to examine the prevalence of anemia among girl students of Abhilashi College, Distt Mandi Himachal Pradesh. Hemoglobin (Hb) level of 87 girls students was determined. Prevalence of anemia was detected to have been quite high at 55%. Self-awareness of the condition among those anemic was dismally low at 10%. Health education constitutes an important approach to increase awareness about anemia in terms of exposures, risk factors, essential nutrition ingredients an d the importance of iron supplementations. Thus, the present study has tried to focus on those issues which are responsible for determining the level of anemia among wo men aged 20 to 40 years and has also tried to provide scientific exp lanations of iron deficiency anemia.
    Anemia, Himachal Pradesh, India, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Pregnant Women