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International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A (2021)

Association between maternal anemia and poor pregnancy outcome in selected hospitals of Ujjain districts of the central part of India

Author(s): Dr. Konika Jain, Dr. Dharampal Singh Chouhan and Dr. Abhinav Jain
Abstract:
Background: Anaemia is one of the most important factors influencing maternal morbidity and mortality and also the health of the newborn. It is a global health issue affecting nearly half of pregnant women. This study aimed to assess the association of maternal anemia with poor pregnancy outcomes.
Methods: It was a cross-sectional study that included 2 study centers. As per inclusion/exclusion criteria, this study included 650 post-partum mothers. Using Stratified random sampling study participants were enrolled. Data were collected and analyzed in SPSS 23. Using statistical tests i.e., Chi-square, t-test, etc data was analyzed.
Results: Anaemic mothers had a statistically significant association with low birth weight (χ2-9.099, p -0.003) and babies born dead (χ2-8.045, p -0.005). Using the student t-test, there was a significant mean birth weight difference of 114 gms of newborns among anemic and non-anemic mothers (p-0.003).
Conclusions: Improving anemic status during pregnancy can reduce the burden of poor pregnancy outcomes.
Pages: 23-26  |  237 Views  100 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Konika Jain, Dr. Dharampal Singh Chouhan, Dr. Abhinav Jain. Association between maternal anemia and poor pregnancy outcome in selected hospitals of Ujjain districts of the central part of India. Int J Adv Community Med 2021;4(4):23-26. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2021.v4.i4a.210
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine