The Analysis of Different Average of Hemoglobin Increase between Adolescent Girls who Regularly and Irregularly Consume Iron Tablets at Patriot Bangsa Junior High School in January 2017
Anemia in adolescents is one of health problems that occured in Indonesia. Adolescent girls are
more risky to suffer from anemia. In Indonesia, anemia in adolescent girls rises up to 23.9% (Basic
Heath Research, 2013). Based on MDG‘s (2015), the government has projected 30% adolescent
girls to be exposed to iron tablet. However, there has been no evaluation of the program. Some
health centers in West Bandung District have applied the program, but the number of anemia cases
still counts up to 80 %. The purpose of this research is to analyze the different average of
hemoglobin increase between teenagers who regularly and irregularly consume iron tablet.
Analytical research methodology test with non-paired T test was employed. The populations of
this study are teenagers whose ages are between 14-15 years old who have experienced anemia in
Junior High School of Patriot Bangsa, West Bandung District in January, 2017. This study also
used total sampling technique and primary data. The results of the study showed that there was a
significant difference of average elevated levels of hemoglobin between teenagers who regularly
and irregularly consume iron tablet. It is suggested that the government should evaluate the
program regularly, check the hemoglobin and provide the iron tablets sustainably.