Community attitudes to pregnancy, anaemia, iron and folate supplementation in urban and rural Lagos, south-western Nigeria.

@article{Ejidokun2000CommunityAT,
  title={Community attitudes to pregnancy, anaemia, iron and folate supplementation in urban and rural Lagos, south-western Nigeria.},
  author={Oluwatoyin O Ejidokun},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          89-95
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To identify community perspectives and attitudes to pregnancy, anaemia, iron and folate supplements during pregnancy in Lagos, south-western Nigeria. DESIGN Qualitative using focus group discussions, observational data and in-depth interviews. SETTING Amukoko, a peri-urban slum area and Ibese a rural coastal area in Lagos, south-western Nigeria. PARTICIPANTS 23 pregnant women and two health-care providers. FINDINGS Maternal anaemia is not perceived as a priority health problem… CONTINUE READING
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