Iron Supplementation Among Adolescent Girls in India

Iron Supplementation Among Adolescent Girls in India


Lead Sponsor: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Collaborator: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Brief Summary

This study will implement and evaluate a community-based intervention to distribute and promote consumption of weekly iron-folic acid supplements and to provide nutrition education to reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia among adolescent girls in West Bengal, India.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date 2005-09-01
Completion Date 2007-07-01
Primary Completion Date 2007-07-01
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Prevalence of anemia after 1 year of intervention
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Knowledge of anemia
Practices regarding treatment and prevention of anemia
Knowledge of iron supplements
Practices regarding iron supplements
Dietary iron intake
Enrollment 2800

Intervention Type: Drug

Intervention Name: Iron-folic acid supplement



Inclusion Criteria: - Girl 12-19 years of age - Resides in study area Exclusion Criteria: - Does not reside in study area



Minimum Age:

12 Years

Maximum Age:

19 Years

Healthy Volunteers:

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Michele L Dreyfuss, PhD, MPH Principal Investigator Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Facility: Child In Need Institute
Location Countries


Verification Date


Has Expanded Access No
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Study Design Info

Allocation: Non-Randomized

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment

Primary Purpose: Prevention

Masking: None (Open Label)

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