PREVALENCE OF ANEMIA AMONG PREGNANT FEMALES
2. DR. SANA IQBAL, JINNAH HOSPITAL LAHORE
3. DR. FAHID SHAHZAD ANWAR, RAWALPINDI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
|Corresponding Author: Dr. Anoshia Farid, Mayo hospital Lahore, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cite this article as: Farid A, Iqbal S, Anwar SF. Prevalence of anemia among pregnant females. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(11). 440-44|
Anemia (also spelled anaemia) is a decrease in the total amount of red blood cells (RBCs) or hemoglobin in the blood, or a lowered ability of the blood to carry oxygen. When anemia comes on slowly, the symptoms are often vague and may include feeling tired, weakness, shortness of breath, and a poor ability to exercise. A total of 130 patients were included in this cross-sectional study. Brief demographic data of these patients was collected after taking the informed consent. The maternal age and gestational age was noted. Hb value of all the patients was noted. All the data was entered and analyzed using SPSS Ver. 23.0. The mean maternal age of the patients was 31.23±2.34 years. The minimum age of patients was 25 years, and the maximum age was 34 years. Out of these 130 patients, 70 patients were anemic and 43 patients of them were taking iron supplements.