Risk factors associated with anemia, iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in rural Nepali pregnant women.

@article{Makhoul2012RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with anemia, iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in rural Nepali pregnant women.},
  author={Zeina Makhoul and Douglas Taren and Burris Duncan and Pooja Pandey and Cynthia Thomson and Joy J. Winzerling and Myra Muramoto and Rabindra Bahadur Shrestha},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={735-46}
}
We conducted a cross sectional study to investigate risk factors associated with severe anemia [hemoglobin (Hb) < 8.0 g dl(-1)] and poor iron status among Nepali pregnant women. Socio-demographic, anthropometric, health and dietary data were collected from 3,531 women living in the southeastern plains of Nepal. Stool samples were analyzed for intestinal helminthes. Dark adaptation was assessed using the Night Vision Threshold Test (NVTT). Hb levels were measured in all subjects to detect anemia… CONTINUE READING
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