Epidemiology of anaemia among pregnant women in Geizera, central Sudan

Abdelgadir, MA, Khalid, AR, Ashmaig, AL, Ibrahim, ARM, Ahmed, A-Aziz M, Adam, I: Epidemiology of anaemia among pregnant women in Geizera, central Sudan. In: Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 32 (1), pp. 42–44, 2012.

Abstract

A cross-sectional study was conducted between August and September 2010 at the antenatal care clinic of the Araba Waeshreen Hospital (Geizera), central Sudan. Sociodemographic, medical, obstetric and use of pica information were gathered. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Haemoglobin levels were measured and blood films and stools were examined for malaria and schistosomiasis. Out of the 292 women, 119 (40.8%) had anaemia (HB < 11 g/dl); eight (2.7%) had severe anaemia (HB < 7 g/dl). One patient had a positive blood film for malaria. A total of 38 (13.0%) out of the 292 pregnant women had S. mansoni infections. While age, parity, gestational age, education, occupation, interpregnancy interval and BMI were not associated with anaemia, pica (OR = 1.7, 95% CI = 1.0–2.9, p = 0.02) and S. mansoni infections (OR = 2.8, 95% CI = 1.2–6.7, p = 0.01) were significantly associated with anaemia using univariate and multivariate analyses. The high prevalence of anaemia among these women needs to be controlled through preventive measurement of S. mansoni infections and health education to prevent practising pica.


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@article{abdelgadir2012epidemiology,
title = {Epidemiology of anaemia among pregnant women in Geizera, central Sudan},
author = {Abdelgadir, MA and Khalid, AR and Ashmaig, AL and Ibrahim, ARM and Ahmed, A-Aziz M and Adam, I},
url = {http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/01443615.2011.617849},
doi = {10.3109/01443615.2011.617849},
year  = {2012},
date = {2012-01-01},
journal = {Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology},
volume = {32},
number = {1},
pages = {42--44},
publisher = {Informa Healthcare London},
abstract = {A cross-sectional study was conducted between August and September 2010 at the antenatal care clinic of the Araba Waeshreen Hospital (Geizera), central Sudan. Sociodemographic, medical, obstetric and use of pica information were gathered. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Haemoglobin levels were measured and blood films and stools were examined for malaria and schistosomiasis. Out of the 292 women, 119 (40.8%) had anaemia (HB < 11 g/dl); eight (2.7%) had severe anaemia (HB < 7 g/dl). One patient had a positive blood film for malaria. A total of 38 (13.0%) out of the 292 pregnant women had S. mansoni infections. While age, parity, gestational age, education, occupation, interpregnancy interval and BMI were not associated with anaemia, pica (OR = 1.7, 95% CI = 1.0–2.9, p = 0.02) and S. mansoni infections (OR = 2.8, 95% CI = 1.2–6.7, p = 0.01) were significantly associated with anaemia using univariate and multivariate analyses. The high prevalence of anaemia among these women needs to be controlled through preventive measurement of S. mansoni infections and health education to prevent practising pica.


Read More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/01443615.2011.617849},
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