Prevalence of anemia in adolescence girls of Arunachal Pradesh, India

A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among the adolescent girls of Dera Natung Government College Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on 21st September 2019 to understand the prevalence of anaemia among adolescent college students. The study showed that only 19.29% students were normal and 80.70% were affected with various grade of anaemia condition. 24.56% subjects being mildly anaemic and 54.38% moderately anaemic while 1.75% suffered from severe anaemia. The prevalence of underweight among 57 students was 6 (10.53%), while 44 (77.19%) had normal BMI, 2 (3.51%) had severely underweight and 5 (8.77%) were overweight. The prevalence of anaemia among underweight student was 8.77% and in student with normal BMI was 57.89% and overweight has prevalence of 8.77% and severely underweight has prevalence of 3.50%.