In district Swat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan anemia (iron deficiency) in pregnant women of different ages as a public health problem becomes a reality
Attaullah, Gul Nabi Khan, Bashir Ahmad, Nasir Iqbal, Nazir Ahmad and Karimullah
Iron deficiency, its variations and dietary effects was studied in pregnant woman of Swat District from January to September 2016. The study samples comprised of 250 pregnant women in different trimester. FBC was conducted through hem analyzer. Confirmed anemic cases were then examined for IDA with serum ferritin, serum iron, total iron binding capacity (TIBC) through Randox kit and serum transferrin saturation was estimated by formula (serum ferritin saturation =serum iron ×100/TIBC). In the first trimester 26 out of 50 women were suffering from IDA with 52% weightage of Prevalence rate (mean Hb concentration 9.602 ± 0.87 g/dl), The rates of IDA were 63.3%; (mean Hb concentration 8.48 ± 1.24 g/dl) and 54%; (mean Hb concentration 9.18 ± 1.28 g/dl), among 150 and 50 participants in the second and third trimester. Highest prevalence of anemia was found 78.2% in the age groups from 26-30 and 36-40 years in second trimester.
Attaullah, Gul Nabi Khan, Bashir Ahmad, Nasir Iqbal, Nazir Ahmad, Karimullah. In district Swat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan anemia (iron deficiency) in pregnant women of different ages as a public health problem becomes a reality. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(2):1266-1269.