Anthropometric Status of Adolescent Girls of Rural India.Kankana De*
Vidyasagar University, Medinipur, West Bengal, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kankana De
Vidyasagar University, Medinipur
West Bengal, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 28, 2016; Accepted date: January 05, 2017; Published date: January 10, 2017
Citation: De K (2017) Anthropometric Status of Adolescent Girls of Rural India. J Tradit Med Clin Natur 6:205.
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.
A community based cross sectional study was carried out among adolescent girls in the age group of 10-19; the study was done on 1009 girls. Among study 85.2% are menarcheal girls and this study shows that girls experience highest menarche at age of 12 years, 16.3% girls suffers from CED I, This study shows that 4.1% girls belongs to CEDIII. It shows that 30.2% experience menarche at 12-12.9 years. The overall means, standard deviations of Height and weight of the adolescent girls were 150.01 cm (4.81) and 44.06 kg (5.70) respectively. Among all circumferential measurements mean Hip Circumference is highest (84.85) cm (6.57) and among skin folds Triceps skinfold is 8.98 mm (2.03) Mean height increases 7.54 cm progressively from 10 to 19 years, 8.76 kg weight increases from 10 to 19 years.