Anaemia during pregnancy in southern Tanzania.

@article{Marchant2002AnaemiaDP,
  title={Anaemia during pregnancy in southern Tanzania.},
  author={Tanya Marchant and Joanna R. M. Armstrong Schellenberg and Tabitha Edgar and Carine Ronsmans and R Foster Nathan and Saman H. Abdulla and Oscar Mukasa and Honorati Urassa and Christian Lengeler},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={2002},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={
          477-87
        }
}
Anaemia in pregnancy is associated with maternal morbidity and mortality and is a risk factor for low birth-weight. Of 507 pregnant women recruited in a community, cross-sectional study in southern Tanzania, 11% were severely anaemic (<8 g haemoglobin/dl). High malarial parasitaemia [odds ratio (OR)=2.3] and iron deficiency (OR=2.4) were independent determinants of anaemia. Never having been married (OR=2.9) was the most important socio-economic predictor of severe anaemia. A subject recruited… CONTINUE READING
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