Abstract

Background: In the Special Region of Yogyakarta showed the highest incidence of anemia on
the basis of the data Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in 2008, mostly in the districts of Bantul
is 11 195 (82.07%), Sleman as many as 11 104 (81.64%), Kulonprogo 5713 (74.12%),
Mountains south of 7626 (72.81%), and the city 3527 (68.69%), anemia in Bantul increase
from year 2008 to year 2009 to 80.02%. Iron deficiency anemia can cause various effects on
young women, among others, lowering the immune system so prone to disease, decreased
activity and academic achievement.
Objective: To determine the effect of health education to increase knowledge about anemia in
girls and boys in Ponpes Ali Maksum Krapyak Bantul Yogyakarta.
Research Methodology: The type of analysis is an experiment. The method used Pretestposttest


With Control Group. The sample in the study were students at Madrasah Aliyah Ali
Maksum Krapyak Ponpes counted 134 people in Bantul Yogyakarta. The data analysis uses
independent t-test.
Results: The results obtained in this study is that after the extension of anemia most girls at
Ali Maksum Krapyak Ponpes Bantul Yogyakarta has a good knowledge of 30.6% in the
control group, and 39.6% in the experimental group.
Research Conclusions: Based on analysis test found no significant effect on the provision of
health education to increase knowledge about anemia in girls and boys in Ponpes Ali
Maksum Krapyak Bantul Yogyakarta.
Keywords: Anemia, Knowledge-pretest-posttes