Available online Oct 8, 2017.
[ Original ] Volume 26, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 29-34
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.
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Volume 26 | Issue 1
Page Nos. 29-34
Online since Oct 3, 2017