Coverage and adherence of weekly iron folic acid supplementation among school going adolescent girls in Indonesia

Alfiah, Elma and Briawan, Dodik and Khomsan, Ali and Dewi, Mira and Ekayanti, Ikeu and Mardewi and Raut, Manoj Kumar and Zakaria, Abanti and Roche, Marion Leslie (2020) Coverage and adherence of weekly iron folic acid supplementation among school going adolescent girls in Indonesia. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, 66. pp. 118-121. ISSN 1881-7742

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The Weekly Iron Folic Acid (WIFA) supplementation program for school going adolescent girls has been implemented by Indonesian Government since 2016. The objective of this study was to assess the coverage and adherence toward the WIFAS among school going adolescent girls, as part of baseline assessment of the new intervention. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in East Java (EJ) and East Nusa Tenggara (ENT) in year 2018. The samples were drawn from 60 high schools from 20 districts. The data collection was done by using a semi-structured, self-administered questionnaire. Results: The total number of respondents in EJ and ENT was 934 and 922 adolescent girls respectively, with a mean age of 17 y. The percentage of girls who reported to have received WIFAS tablet in the last six months was only 10% in ENT dan 31% in EJ. The average number of WIFA tablet received was only 0.4-1.4 tablets and the average number of tablets consumed was only 0.4-0.7 tablet in the last 6 mo. Adolescent girls, who consumed at least 1 tablet was only 9% in ENT and 18% in EJ. The frequently causes of not consuming WIFA were that they forgot; did not think it was necessary; and were scared side effects. Conclusion: The coverage and adherence to WIFA program among school going adolescent girls in EJ and ENT provinces were low.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent, adherence, coverage, iron
Subjects: 600 Applied sciences & technology > 600 Technology
600 Applied sciences & technology > 610 Medicine & health > 613 Personal Health, Hygiene
Divisions: Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia (UAI) > Fakultas Sains dan Teknologi (FST) > Gizi
Depositing User: Rifda Jilan
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2021 22:58
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2021 05:47

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