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Prevalence and associated factors of anemia among pregnant women in Khartoum City – Sudan: A cross sectional study.

Authors: Reem Elmahadi

Journal:  International Journal Of Applied Technology In Medical Sciences

Volume: Vol 2 Issue 2

Keywords: Anemia- Gravidity – Pregnancy – Iron


Background: During pregnancy, women are exposed to many psychological and physical changes and health problems, and the most prominent thing they face is anemia or anemia caused by a lack of iron level in the body.

Research problem: Anemia is a condition in which there is a deficiency in the number of red blood cells, and anemia during pregnancy is determined by performing routine pregnancy tests.

Methods: A facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted at Khartoum Educational Hospital in Sudan between 2021 and 20122

Objectives: The current study aims to find out the prevalence of anemia and its accompanying factors among pregnant women. The study also aims to identify the extent of anemia among pregnant mothers in different periods of pregnancy, as well as to identify the extent to which pregnant mothers use and maintain iron vitamins.

Results: The study sample consisted of 50 pregnant women, and through Table 1, we find that the ages of the study sample members less than 20 years old are equal to 2 by 4%, as well as the study sample members whose ages range from 21 to 25 years equals 6 by 12%, while the study sample members are the most frequent They are pregnant mothers in the age group from 31 to 35 years, where their number is 24 and their percentage is 48%, which is the highest percentage in the study

Conclusions: Through the results and discussions of the study, we found this study revealed that the prevalence of anemia among pregnant women was relatively high compared to the findings of other reports in khartoum city. The age were statisticaly significant associated factors with anemia in this study


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