Anaemia in pregnancy maternal and perinatal outcome in Ibadan, south western Nigeria
Background: Anaemia during pregnancy is a global public health issue that may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Ante natal care should be concerned with early detection and management of all degrees of anaemia in pregnancy.
Objectives: To determine the prevalence of anaemia and associated pregnancy outcomes among expectant mothers attending ante natal clinic at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
Subjects, Methods and Materials:
A descriptive, longitudinal study of the maternal and perinatal outcomes of anaemia among an obstetric population at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
Results: Prevalence of anaemia in pregnancy was 6.5% with mild and moderate anaemia accounting for 4.6% and 2.2% respectively. Mild to moderate anaemia were not associated with adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes Conclusion: Prevalence of anaemia in our environment appears to be falling. Adverse maternal and perinatal outcome are unlikely with mild to moderate levels of anaemia.
Keywords: Anaemia in pregnancy, prevalence, maternal outcome, perinatal outcome.
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