Anaemia And Its Associated Factors Among Pregnant Women In Koko, Kebbi State, Nigeria

Moses Adamgbe,Ahmed D. Balami, Hamza Bello

Available online Oct 8, 2017.

[ Original ] Volume 26, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 29-34


Abstract

BACKGROUND:Anaemia in pregnancy remains a common problem affecting women in northern Nigeria. It is associated with several adverse consequences. OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anaemia and its associated factors among pregnant women in Koko/Besse local government area of Kebbi state,Northwest Nigeria. METHODOLOGY:A cross-sectional study was conducted among women using a standardized questionnaire for data collection. Haematocrit level was determined using the centrifuge technique. Data was analysed descriptively in Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).

RESULTS: The prevalence of anaemia among our respondents was 23.5%.There were higher prevalence rates among those married in monogamous families, who did not attend antenatal care, unemployed, and those who were non-compliant with their prescribed antenatal care haematinics.

CONCLUSION: The prevalence of anaemia in pregnancy even though high, was relatively lower than findings from other studies in the sub-region.A well developed and implemented public health intervention is likely to further reduce this prevalence.


Keywords

Anaemia, pregnancy, prevalence, associated factors, Koko, Kebbi,

January - March, 2017

Volume 26 | Issue 1

Page Nos. 29-34

Online since Oct 3, 2017

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