International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Study Papers | Herbal Medicine | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 4.9 / 10

Study of Various Demographical Factors of Anemia and its Prevalence amongst Antenatal OPD Patients Visiting a Private Medical College in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Misba Naim [2]

Abstract: Introduction: Anaemia is just one manifestation of overall under nutrition and calorie and micronutrient deficiency in pregnant women. So supplementary feeding programs should aim at balanced nutrition of the pregnant women to improve the overall outcome. The study aims to find out the prevalence of anemia among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic. Methods: A community based study was conducted in July-August 2023 at Glocal Institute of Unani medical research centre, Glocal University, Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India. It consisted of 50 pregnant women attending antenatal Out Patient Department in the College Hospital. A pre-tested questionnaire was used by face to face interview to know about the demographic factors like age, occupation, education, caste, obstetric factors like age at marriage, age at first child, gravidity, parity, and dietary factors. Results: The mean age of women who attended antenatal clinic at the community health centre was 22 years?3.006 years. Most of the women were in the active reproductive age group of 18-25 years. Most of the women were literate in this population, and were from lower socioeconomic status. Two thirds (66%) of the women were found to be anaemic in this population. Conclusion: Early detection and effective management of anaemia in pregnancy can contribute substantially to reduction in maternal morbidity/mortality and improve the perinatal outcome.

Keywords: Anemia, women, pregnancy, iron, prevalence

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,

Pages: 540 - 544

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