Clinical profile of moderate and severe anemia cases complicating pregnancy of gestational age 28 weeks and above
Author(s): Dr. Lalropuii, Dr. Sujatha TL and Dr. Ayisha Begam
Abstract: In India, data from the National Family Health Survey 1998/1999 (International Institute of Population Sciences and ORC Macro 2000) on anemia of women of reproductive age describe that more than one third of Indian women have a body mass index (BMI) <18.5 kg/m2, reflecting chronic energy and micronutrient deficit. The prevalence of anemia among all women in the Indian sample was 52%. Of these, 15% of these are classified as moderately anemic and 2% as severely anemic. A pre-structured interview schedule was used to collect information on age, educational qualification, socio-economic status, dietary history, occupation, detailed medical history. A complete clinical examination was done. Clinical evidence of fetal growth restriction and assessment of liquor was done. The previous records of hemoglobin value, obstetric reports ultrasound scan reports reviewed. There were 42.9% primigravida, 40% second gravida, and 5.7% fourth gravida. There were 2 previous one caesarean and 1 previous two caesarean. Two study subjects had previous one abortion. Among primigravida, there was 48% with moderate anemia, and 36% with severe anemia, there was no statistically significant difference between incidence of moderate and severe anemia in primagavidaa and multigravida.
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