Volume : VI, Issue : IX, September - 2016

Comparative efficacy of weekly once iron with and without vitamin c supplementation in anaemic adolescent girls in improving hemoglobin levels�Randomized controlled trial

Dr. Stalin. S, Dr. Annamalai Vijayaraghavan

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 BACKGROUND: Studies regarding weekly oral iron with added vitamin C in improving the hemoglobin in adolescent south Indian girls are plausible. Objective: To compare the efficacy of supplementation of weekly iron tablets with and without vitamin c in improving hemoglobin percentage in anaemic adolescent girls. Design: Randomized controlled study Setting: Adolescent girls studying in government corporation schools. Intervention : Group A was given weekly oral IFA and group B weekly IFA with vitamin c. Hemoglobin, weight and height were recorded at enrollment of study and at 12 and 24 weeks. Results: Statistical significant increase in Hb% was noted in group B (p=0.000). Mean gain in Hb% in group B at 12 & 24 weeks were 1.47+/–0.57, 2.30+/–0.69 . Conclusion: Increment in Hb levels was more effective with addition of vitamin C to weekly IFA supplementation.

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Dr. Stalin. S, Dr.Annamalai vijayaraghavan Comparative efficacy of weekly once iron with and without vitamin c supplementation in anaemic adolescent girls in improving hemoglobin levels�Randomized controlled trial Indian Journal of Applied Research,Volume : 6 | Issue : 9 | September 2016


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