Volume : 6
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2394-2754
Print ISSN : 2394-2746
Article First Page : 63
Article End Page : 67
Aim: Study aimed to identify prevalence of risk of anemia in pregnancies in institutional antenatal coverage.
Materials and Methods: study performed hospital based cross sectional analysis of 8065 antenatal women, who had attended antenatal care programme from Jan 2016-Dec 2016. High Risk factors were identified based on age, multiparity, High blood pressure (SBP>120 mmHg, DBP>80 mmHg), weight of mother at first antenatal visit, lower Hb level (<11> Results: Out of total 8065 pregnant women attending antenatal care clinic, 2525 women (31.31%, 95% CI 30.3% - 32.34%) were identified to be anemic- a major risk factor in the study. The study population’s mean age was 23.5+-3.5 years with majority of adolescent age group. Significant associations were observed between anaemia, literacy level of mother, economic status and location. The prevalence for sickle cell population was 2.43% (95% CI 2.11%-2.8%).
Conclusion: This study presented anemia as major risk factor in antenatal women, imposing greater need of targeted clinical attention. It is recommended to promote awareness on iron deficiency and its implications to avert cases of anemia.
Keywords: High risk pregnancy, Elderly primigravida, Weight of mother, Previous history of LACS.