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dc.contributor.authorKiwanuka, Gertrude N.
dc.contributor.authorIsharaza, W. K.
dc.contributor.authorMahmoud, S.
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-07T11:31:29Z
dc.date.available2022-03-07T11:31:29Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.citationKiwanuka, G. N., Isharaza, W. K., & Mahmoud, S. (1999). Iron status of pregnant women at first antenatal booking in Mbarara University Teaching Hospital. Tropical doctor, 29(4), 228-230.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/004947559902900412
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2459
dc.description.abstractAn assessment of iron status was made on 96 pregnant women and 29 non-pregnant, non-lactating menstruating women of comparable age group as controls. Anaemia (haemoglobin < 110 g/l) was present in 84.4% of the pregnant women and in 48.3% of the control group. Iron deficiency (serum ferritin < 12.0 pg/l) was present in 51.1% of the pregnant group and 37.9% of the control group. Prevalence of anaemia with iron deficiency was 54.7% in anaemic pregnant women. Serum ferritin correlated significantly with low haemoglobin (P < 0.05). Median serum ferritin declined progressively until 3 1 weeks of gestation. Preliminary studies on their dietetics showed that low animal protein consumption and poor dietary iron bioavailability were associated with anaemia.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTropical doctoren_US
dc.subjectIron statusen_US
dc.subjectPregnant womenen_US
dc.subjectAntenatal bookingen_US
dc.subjectMbarara University Teaching Hospitalen_US
dc.titleIron status of pregnant women at first antenatal booking in Mbarara University Teaching Hospitalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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