Background: Low calcium intake during adolescence may lead to decreased bone mass accrual thereby increasing the risk of osteoporosis. There is very little information about diet, nutritional status of adolescents in India. Therefore, there is a need to develop a database on the diet and nutritional status of the adolescents from different parts of the country to enable the governments and other non-governmental agencies to formulate policies and initiate strategies for the well-being of adolescent girls.
Aims: To study the Prevalence of calcium deficiency symptoms and confirmed by laboratory test for all participating adolescent girls.
Methodology: All Adolescent attending Tagore medical College for a period of one year from April 2018 to March 2019. Adolescents having chronic medical disorders excluded from the study. Consent form in regional language obtained from the participants.