Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol.14, Issue 1, 2012; Page No.(63-68)

INSIGHT OF ANAEMIA WITH SOCIO DEMOGRAPHIC ACQUAINTANCES AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN SOUTH INDIA

Hepsibah Palivela , M.S. Neeharika,V. Sai Kumar and M. Anusha

Abstract

This research investigates the anaemic cases encountered among pregnant women in Tirupati, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. In India the impact of anaemia recorded alarming mortality rates among the selected population. A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Govt. Maternity Hospital of Tirupati for a period of 9 months to acknowledge the impact of anaemia at all the trimesters of the pregnant women.A total of 550 pregnant women were registered. Study variables such as haemoglobin content (Tallquist's method), age, weight, socio demographic factors like occupation, monthly income, education and clinical factors like birth interval and number of abortions were considered. A high prevalence of anaemia (91.09%) among the enrolled patients was observed. A major proportion of them (48.00%) had moderate anaemia. Despite the measures taken to control anaemia in pregnancy, the severity of nutritional anaemia continues to remain a public health issue of greater magnitude, suggesting that these measures have been largely ineffective. Hence, health promotions to improve the diet and iron supplement for women are required to redress nutritional deficits.

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