Anemia status of pregnant women at the first antenatal examination. Perinatoloji Dergisi 2011;19(2):86-86
- 1Zonguldak Karaelmas University Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Zonguldak TR
- Gökçebey State Hospital - Zognguldak TR
- Zonguldak Women’s Hospital - Zonguldak TR
İnan İlker Arıkan, 1Zonguldak Karaelmas University Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Zonguldak TR,
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The aim of the present study was to investigate the anemia status of pregnant women at the first antenatal examination
Material and Method
1876 pregnant women admitted to the antenatal outpatient clinic at Zonguldak Karaelmas University Hospital between October 2003-2008 were included in the present study. Demographic data and medical records of the patients were evaluated retrospectively. The results were expressed as mean ± standard deviation. Data comparison was performed using student’s t-test. P values <0.05 were considered significant.
A total of 1876 pregnant women, who were not using any multivitamin or iron supplements without any hematological disorders were analyzed. Hemoglobin (Hb) level was <11 g/dL in 263 (14%) of the women. Among these 263 anemic pregnant women, Hb level was <8 g/dL in 7 (2.6%) women, between 8-10 g/dL in 73 (27.7%) women, and between 10-11 g/dL in 183 (69.6%) women.
Anemia during pregnancy was relatively common in the studied population. This should be regarded as a public health problem and its contribution to maternal-perinatal morbidity and mortality should be taken into account.
Anemia, pregnancy, morbidity