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Ridni Husnah, Addition of Sukkari Dates (Phoenix Dactylifera L) and Fe Supplementation in Increasing Ferritin Levels to Young Women with Anemia (guided by Suryani As'ad and A. Wardihan Sinrang) Sukkari dates contain a number of nutrients such as protein, iron and vitamin C that have the potential to prevent anemia that often occurs in young women. The purpose of this study was to find out the influence of the administration of Sukkari dates (Phoenix Dactylifera L) and Fe supplements to increase levels of Ferritin in young women with anemia. This research was conducted at SMPN 3 Lembang and SMAN 8 Pinrang for intervention and Microbiology Laboratory of Hasanuddin University Makassar Education Hospital for Ferritin Level Examination. This research was conducted for 1 month by pre and post-test with control group. The samples used in this study were 42 anemia girls divided into 3 groups (14 respondents each) with the division of 1 control group and 2 intervention groups. The control group was only monitored for nutrinya intake using a 24-hour food recall and intervention group 1 was given Fe 60 mg supplements twice in a week and every day during menstruation, intervention group 2 was given Sukkari dates 50 grams daily in combination with Fe 60 mg supplements twice in a week and every day during menstruation. Ferritin levels checking applied ELISA method. The data in the analysis used statistical analysis of chi square test, One-way Anova Test, Kruskal-Wallis posthoc mann-whitney test and Wilcoxon posthoc Friedman test. The characteristics of age, height, weight, menstruation, education, parents’ education and parents’ occupation from the three groups have been comparable before treatment with a value of p > 0.05, with most samples aged 13-15 years old, weighing 35-60 kg, height 145 – 151 cm. within menstruation duration 3-7 days, there was a significant average increase in Ferritin levels from 8.38 +3.41 to 33.00 + 17.12 P=0.002 values in the group given Fe supplement , Ferritin levels from 5.00 +1.31 to 34.45 + 10.06 P value = 0.001 in the group given Sukkari dates combination of Fe supplements, in the control group there was a significant average increase in Ferritin levels from 13.55 + 4.56 to 16.60 + 2.21 p=0.001.
Conclusion: There is an influence of Sukkari dates (phoenix Dactylifera L) and Fe supplements on Ferritin levels in anemia young women.