Prevalence of anemia and its risk factors among pregnant women in Khorramabad (Iran) 2010-2014

Mardani, Mahnaz and Rezapour, Sadegh and Ahmadipour, Shokoufeh and Mohsenzadeh, Azam and Rad, A. H. Khalkhali and Roosta, Sajjad and Ebrahimzadeh, Farzad (2017) Prevalence of anemia and its risk factors among pregnant women in Khorramabad (Iran) 2010-2014. JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, 30. pp. 826-829. ISSN 1476-7058

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Abstract

Purpose: Anemia's adverse effects on physical and behavioral development and on the reduction of efficiency have been proven. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anemia in pregnant women referred to the health care centers of Khorramabad from 2010 to 2014. Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, 2821 prenatal care cases of pregnant women referred to health care centers of Khorramabad were studied. Studied variables included the following: hemoglobin, hematocrit, age, parity, trimester of pregnancy status, number of deliveries, number of abortions, number of children, weight, height, time gap from previous delivery, negative RH, history of eclampsia/preeclampsia, coagulation disorder and blood pressure. Results: The mean age of the studied women was 26.7 +/- 5.5. The mean levels of hemoglobin and hematocrit from the population was 12 +/- 1.1 and 36.1 +/- 9.2, respectively. The prevalence of anemia was 16.8%. Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women referred to health care centers of Khorramabad was found to be high. Conclusions: Staff working at different parts of health care centers were advised to pay more attention to this problem. They should also try to control and treat anemia by regular distribution of iron supplements among women referred to health care centers. Keywords Author Keywords:Anemia; hemoglobin; hematocrit; pregnant women

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: sobhan rezaiian
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 13:42
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 13:42
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1001

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