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DETERMİNANTS OF ANEMİA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN

*Maha Sadeq Speed and Maisarh Jarallah Abdul Azeez

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Anemia among pregnant women is one of the most common public health problems in developing country. World health organization (WHO) estimate shows nearly half of pregnant women were affected by anemia. High burden of anemia is observed in Africa particularly in Ethiopia. However, the factors that contribute to the occurrence of anemia were not exhaustively studied. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify determinant factors of anemia among pregnant women in Baghdad Town ın Allweya hospıtal. Method, An institutional based unmatched case-control study was conducted among 111 cases and 222 controls in Baghdad cıty from 16th February to 8th May 2017 using interviewer-administered questionnaires. Controls were pregnant women whose hemoglobin level was 11 g/dl and above at their first antenatal care clinics and cases were pregnant women whose hemoglobin level was less than 11 g/dl. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression model was used to see the determinants of anemia. Adjusted odds ratio (AOR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) and p-value were used to identify the significant association.

Keywords: Determinants - Anemia - Pregnant Women.


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