The prevalence of anemia increased with the duration of pregnancy, but it was not statistically significant.
Anemia is more common in the women with birth interval During the follow–up, there was a significant improvement in the HB levels from a mean of 10.3-10.72 g%.
Majority of the fetal and maternal complications were observed in anemic women.
Out of 15 participants who underwent lower segment cesarean section (LSCS) and 60% were anemic.
Ravishankar Suryanarayana Department of Community Medicine, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka India Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None Background: Anemia is one of the most common nutritional deficiency disorders affecting the pregnant women in the developing countries.
Anemia during pregnancy is commonly associated with poor pregnancy outcome and can result in complications that threaten the life of both mother and fetus.Subjects and Methods: Four hundred and forty-six pregnant women were included in the study from three primary health centers in Kolar district by multistage sampling technique and were followed up till 1 week after delivery.Statistical Analysis: The data were analyzed using SPSS version 22; correlation coefficient, Chi-square test, and logistic regression were used.No significant positive correlation between birth weight and follow-up Hb of pregnant women was observed in this study (r = 0.041, P = 0.406).No significant positive correlation was observed between birth weight and follow-up Hb of pregnant women (r = 0.041, P = 0.406).A prospective observational study was conducted in three primary health centers (PHCs) of Kolar Taluk during March 2013-January 2015.A sample size of 446 pregnant women was estimated based on the prevalence of anemia of 59% among pregnant women (National Family Health Survey [NFHS]-3 survey) with 95% confidence level and with an absolute precision of 5%, including a dropout rate of 20%.J Family Med Prim Care 2017;9-43How to cite this URL: Suryanarayana R, Chandrappa M, Santhuram AN, Prathima S, Sheela S R.J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Sep 6];9-43. 2017/6/4/739/225541Anemia is one of the most common nutritional deficiency disorders affecting the pregnant women; the prevalence in developed countries is 14%, in developing countries 51%, and in India, it varies from 65% to 75%.The hemoglobin (HB) of the pregnant women was measured at the first visit and repeated at every 3 week after delivery.Out of 446 women enrolled, 427 women completed the follow-up with an attrition rate of 9.5%. Most of the women were Hindus, belonging to schedule cast (SC)/schedule tribes (ST) (57.4%) and below poverty line (89%).