International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Obstetrics and Gynecology | India | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022 | Rating: 4.8 / 10

A Study to Assess the Incidence and Level of Knowledge about Anemia among Pregnant Women Selected Hospitals of Bagalkot Karnataka

Sharanamma Basavantraya Bantanur | Jayashri G Itti [3] | Mskavita S Patil

Abstract: Background and Objective: Anemia in pregnancy is a public health problem in developing countries. This study aimed to determine the prevalence, risk factors, and adverse perinatal outcomes of anemia among pregnant women in selected hospitals of Bagalkot. Methods: This was a follow - up study conducted from 2021 to 2022. A total 220 pregnant women were enrolled in this study. Interviews were conducted followed by determination of hemoglobin level. Women were followed up at delivery and at 7 days and 28 days after delivery. Results: A total of 220 women were included in this analysis. Their mean age was 25.8 (SD5.73). The prevalence of anaemia was 18.0% and 2% had severe anemia during pregnancy. At delivery, there were 10 stillbirths, 16 low birth weight (LBW) newborn, and 2 preterm birth cases. No association was found between anemia and LBW, preterm birth, or stillbirths. Conclusion: Anemia in pregnancy was a mild public health problem in the study setting of selected hospitals of Bagalkot Karnataka.

Keywords: Anemia, Pregnant Women, Pregnancy

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,

Pages: 1598 - 1604

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