Prevalence of Anaemia in Pregnant Women Registered in a Family Health Centre in Kütahya

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Durmaz A., Yılmaz M.

Sakarya Üniversitesi Holistik Sağlık Dergisi, vol.7, no.1, pp.50-60, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anaemia in pregnant women enrolled in a family health centre in Kütahya and to determine the proportion of pregnant women with low haemotocrit, low ferritin and vitamin B12 deficiency and some factors affecting them.
Method: The population and sample of this retrospective study consisted of 91 pregnant women who were registered to Yıldırım Bayazıt FHC between 01 October and December 2021 and whose medical records were complete. Haemoglobin, haematocrit, ferritin, vitamin B12 values of pregnant women were examined.
Results: The mean age of the pregnant women included in the study was 28.83±8.61 years. Anaemia was found in 7 (7.7%), low haemotochrit in 3 (3.3%), low ferritin in 67 (73.6%), and B12 deficiency in 19 (20.9%) of the pregnant women. It was found that haemoglobin, haematocrit and ferritin values of pregnant women did not differ significantly according to age, educational status, number of pregnancies, nutrition and planning status of pregnancy (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Low ferritin levels were found to be high in pregnant women in our study group. Ferritin levels of pregnant women should be monitored in Family Health Centres.