Study of Bio-Social Behaviour of Rural Adolescent GirlsKankana De*
Vidyasagar University, Medinipur, West Bengal, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kankana De
Research scholar, Vidyasagar University
Medinipur, West Bengal, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 19, 2017; Accepted date: May 18, 2017; Published date: May 25, 2017
Citation: De K (2017) Study of Bio-Social Behaviour of Rural Adolescent Girls. J Comm Pub Health Nursing 3:172. doi:10.4172/2471-9846.1000172
Copyright: © 2017 De K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Adolescence is a vital phase of human life cycle where several physical, mental changes have occurred; those changes are influenced by their growth spurt, socioeconomic status, in female adolescence they experience menarche, in adolescence growth acceleration happens so subjects of adolescence groups. In this adolescence experience undernutrition due to lack of nutritious food; due to iron deficiency they experience their stunting in growth.
Methods: Study area is 3 no. gram panchayats of Salboni block of West Medinipur. This study age group is adolescent girls. For this study height is measured by stadiometer and weight is measured by weighing scale, to collect socio-economic data some schedule questionnaires are followed.
Result: Relation of mean age, menarche and nutritional status is shown which shows the girls who belong to normal body mass index experiences menarche at age of 11 years; 268 girls experience menarche at age of 12 years. Negative impact of occupation in mean age at menarche 1.08% adolescent experience severe anemia which proves under nutrient adolescent. 13 girls belongs to chronic energy deficiency I. 12.30% adolescent are of age 10-14 years.
Conclusion: At stage puberty girls need nutritive food which stimulate their growth, due to lack of nutrition they become under nutrient and in future when they become mother they give birth to underweight children, so stop this cycle people should take care of girls and girls should learn about hygiene, menstrual health to fight against all reproductive health issue.