Prevalence of Anemia in Pregnant Women in Tertiary Care Centre [dataset]

Iosr Journals, Dr.B.Manjulatha, Dr.P.Padmasri, Dr.T.Prathibha Sravanthi
2015 Figshare  
Anemia is directly or indirectly responsible for 40% of maternal deaths in India. There is 8 to 10 fold increase in Maternal Mortality Rate when the Hb falls below 5g/dl. Early detection and effective management of anemia in pregnancy can contribute substantially to reduction in maternal mortality. The present study was conducted to know the prevalence of anemia in pregnant women attending the labor ward with labor pains at Government Maternity Hospital, Tirupati, Chittoor (D.t), A.P. The
more » ... .t), A.P. The hospital caters predominantly to rural population of Chittoor & Nellore districts. Hb was estimated by sahlis method and PCV was also done in 1000 women in labor. The prevalence of anemia was 99% and 76.5% were having moderate anemia 6.5% were having severe anemia. 97.96% of primigravidae were found to be anemic. 7.4% of primigravidae were severely anemic. 95.24% of graduate/post graduate women were found to be anemic. The high prevalence of anemia in spite of National Anemia Control Programme (NACP) is worrisome and requires change of strategies like fortification of flour, oil or salt with iron and other micronutrient at least in areas where the prevalence of anemia is very high.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1499135.v1 fatcat:jw5oqridlfbipdhs5qu6preb2q