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Table 2 Knowledge of anemia among adolescent school girls in Godey and Degehabur Council

From: Anemia and its associated factor among adolescent school girls in GODEY and DEGEHABUR council Somali region, eastern Ethiopia

Variables n(%)
Know/heard about anemia
Yes
 No
196(52.7%)
176(47.3%)
Source of information
 Teachers
 Health provisional
 Family members
 Media
 Friends
11(4.1%)
100(51.0)
65(33.2%)
3(1.5%)
20(10.2%)
Is anemia a health problem?
 Yes
 No
198(53.2%)
172(56.8%)
What are the causes of anemia?
 Poor diet
 Worm infestation
 Menstruation
 Bleeding from wound
 Pregnancy
 Don’t know
146(74.5%)
9(4.6%)
1(0.5%)
5(2.5%)
4(2%)
31(15.8)
How do you know if you have anemic?
 Tiredness/body weakness
 Shortness of breathing
 Difficult to learn
 Don’t know
147(75%)
8(4%)
4(2%)
37(19%)
What are the consequences of anaemia?
 Impact on growth and development
 poor school performance
 Decreased wok capacity
 Don’t know
56(15%)
10(2.7%)
3(0.8%)
303(91.5%)
Which one of the following is Iron-rich food?
 Green leaf vegetable
 Legumes
 Meat and poultry Don’t know
65(17.5%)
8(2.2%)
31(8.3%)
268 (72%)