Evaluation of a portable hemoglobin photometer in pregnant women in a high altitude area: a pilot study

@article{Zhou2009EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a portable hemoglobin photometer in pregnant women in a high altitude area: a pilot study},
  author={Xiaoyan Zhou and Hong Yan and Yuan Xing and Shaonong Dang and Bianba Zhuoma and Duolao Wang},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={228 - 228}
}
BACKGROUND Anemia is a widespread public health problem associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality, especially in pregnant women. This study examined the agreement between a portable hemoglobin photometer and a laboratory analyzer in determining hemoglobin level in pregnant women. METHODS This study recruited 69 pregnant women in Tibet, China. Capillary blood samples were taken to measure hemoglobin concentration using the hemoglobin photometer and the laboratory analyzer… CONTINUE READING