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Prevalence of Anaemia in Pregnancy at the First Antenatal Visit

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 12)

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Page : 415-417

Keywords : Anemia; Primi; Multi gravida; Pregnant Mothers; 1st antenatal visit; birth interval;

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Aim (1) To Identify the prevalence of Anemia in pregnancy at the first antenatal visit, (2) To identify various sociodemographic factors associated with anemia in primi and multi gravid mothers. Methodology: It is a descriptive study under taken at SBMCH Chennai on 50 Pregnant women attending their 1st ANC. Results: Among 50 study population 83 % were anemic out of which 32 % were primi& 68 % were multi gravida. Pregnant mothers whose birth interval was less than 2 yrs were 1.7 time more likely to develop anemia. Pregnant mother who had heavy menstrual blood flow before index pregnancy were 2.7 time more likely to have risk of developing anemia. Conclusion: Among the studied factors short birth interval, previous heavy menstrual blood flow, teenage pregnancy, low socio-economic class, multigravida and the people living in rural areas are the factors which was associated with anemia during pregnancy.

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