Type of Article: Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 1: 2019

Page No.: 769-773

DOI: 10.16965/ijims.2019.103

PREVALENCE OF ANAEMIA DURING PREGNANCY IN NASHIK DISTRICT, INDIA

Kiran Mahendra Rajole 1, Mahendra P Rajole *2.

1 MD, FCPS, DGO, Assistant professor in OBG Department, SMBT Institute of Medical science and research center, Nandi hills, Dhamangaon, Ghoti taluka, Nashik dist, Maharastra, India.

*2 MD Pathology, associate professor in Pathology Department, SMBT Institute of Medical science and research center, Nandi hills, Dhamangaon, Ghoti taluka, Nashik dist. Maharastra, India. 

Corresponding author: Dr. Mahendra P Rajole MD Pathology, flot n0: 602, Thakkar treasure D, Behind kopa Kabana Hotel, New Pandit colony, Nashik, Maharastra – 422002, India.

E-Mail: mahendra_rajole@yahoo.co.in, kiran_rajole@yahoo.co.in

Abstract:

The present study was designed to estimate the prevalence of anaemia during pregnancy in women of SMBT Institute of Medical science and research center, Nandi hills, Dhamangaon, Ghoti taluka, Nashik dist., and its association with socio-economic status of patients. Blood samples of 100 randomly selected pregnant women of age group (20-40) years were analysed. The overall prevalence rate of anaemia was 75%. Anaemia was found to be prevalent in third trimester (89.3%) as compared to the second (8%) and first (27%) trimester of pregnancy. Out of the 75 anaemic patients, the socio-economic factors (age, monthly income) showed non-significant correlation between anaemic and non-anaemic pregnant women. Present investigation revealed high prevalence of anaemia and the majority of them were of the moderate (hemoglobin: 8.1 -9.9 g/dl) type (33%). The need of the day is to educate people especially pregnant women about their health by launching special health promotional programs and supplementation programs.

Key words: Anaemia, Iron-deficiency, Nashik district., pregnant Women.

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