Volume 7 Issue 10 (October, 2019)

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Retrospective evaluation of incidence of iron deficiency anemia among pregnant women
Abdussalam, Seema Singh

Background: The most common true anemias during pregnancy are iron deficiency anemia and folate deficiency megaloblastic anemia, which are more common in women who have inadequate diets and who are not receiving prenatal iron and folate supplements.Hence; the present study was undertaken for assessing the incidence of iron deficiency anemia among pregnant women. Materials & methods: Data records of a total of 70 pregnant subjects were enrolled in the present study. Complete demographic details of all the subjects were obtained from the record files. Analysis of the hematological profile of all the patients was done using the data record files. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software. Results: 22 subjects in the present study were anemic. Overall prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in the present study was 31.42 percent. Significant results were obtained while assessing the residence-wise distribution of patients. Conclusion: Iron deficiency anemia is significantly prevalence among pregnant women. Therefore; adequate educational and awareness programs are advocated for increasing the awareness about the severity of disease. Key words: Iron deficiency anemia, Pregnant

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