Prevalence of Anemia among Antenatal mothers attending antenatal OPD's in selected hospitals of Punjab
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Anaemia is a widespread public health problem associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality, especially in pregnant women simultaneously caused by both nutritional and non-nutritional factors. The study was aimed to assess the prevalence of anaemia among antenatal mother attending antenatal OPD's in selected hospitals of Punjab
A cross-sectional survey, descriptive research design was used among 400 antenatal mothers using convenience sampling technique from selected hospitals of Punjab. Data was collected by structured interview technique and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics
Regarding anemia Out of 400 subjects, 179 (44.75%) subjects were in mild category (Hb 9.1–11gm/dl), 178 (44.50%) subjects were in moderate category (Hb 7.1–9gm/dl), 24(6%) subjects were normal (Hb 11.1gm/dl and above) and 19 (4.75%) were in severe category (Hb<7gm/dl) respectively. There was statistically significant association of prevalence of anemia with antenatal visits at <0.05 level of significance
There is an urgent need to create awareness among antenatal mothers and at community level regarding anemia prevent anemia among antenatal mothers and adolescents girls through family welfare programmes.
Anemia, Prevalence, Antenatal Mothers.