Manuscript Writing Service
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Login     Signup
Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2022, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part D

Anaemia at the end of pregnancy, an assessment of women in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Author(s): Dr. Paul L Kua, Dr. Hannah E Omunakwe, Dr. Felix C Clement Wekere and Afam Okafor
Abstract:
Background: Anaemia in pregnancy is associated with high foeto-maternal morbidity and mortality. It has significant prevalence in Africa with poor pregnancy outcome.
Methods: We assessed pregnant women presenting in labour, documented their booking status, age, haematocrit at presentation, their mode of delivery and occurrence of post-partum haemorrhage or not as well.
Results: Four hundred and sixty-two (462) women were included in the study. Modal age group was 26-35 years [299 (64.7%)]. Majority were booked 402 (87.2%), 335 (70.3%), and 47 (10.2%), had moderate to severe anaemia and post-partum haemorrhage respectively. Patient’s booking status and packed cell were significantly associated with post-partum haemorrhage p= 0.04 and p<0.001 respectively.
Conclusion: Anaemia in late pregnancy is common in our community, 70.3% of the women presented with varying degrees of anaemia. Booking status and packed cell volume are strong predictors of post-partum haemorrhage.
Pages: 245-247 | 151 Views | 59 Downloads
Download Full Article: Click Here
How to cite this article:
Dr. Paul L Kua, Dr. Hannah E Omunakwe, Dr. Felix C Clement Wekere, Afam Okafor. Anaemia at the end of pregnancy, an assessment of women in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2022;6(1):245-247. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2022.v6.i1d.1150
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology