Anemia is considered a major public health problem; playing an important contributor to mortality and morbidity among pregnant women globally, especially in developing countries. This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of anemia among pregnant women who attended antenatal care in Al-Samawa maternity hospital, Al Muthanna province during the period July / 1st/ 2018 to September/ 30th / 2018. A cross sectional study was conducted on 318 pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic in Al-Samawa maternity hospital. Data was collected using a questionnaire about socio-demographic characteristics and obstetric history. The prevalence of anemia among pregnant women was 58.2% of which 52.97% mild anemia. Anemia was more prevalent in pregnant women within age between 25-29 years and with a significant association with education level and income. However, the prevalence of anemia was not significant associated with obstetrical factor, trimester and gravidity, but significantly associated with birth spacing.
Keywords: Anemia; Al Muthanna; Pregnant women
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American Journal of BioMedicine Volume 7, Issue 5, pages 241-248
Received January 19, 2018; accepted April 11, 2019; published May 7, 2019
How to cite this article
Hussain NA, Younise MH. Prevalence and severity of anemia among pregnant: cross-sectional study. American Journal of BioMedicine 2019;7(5):241-248.
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