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Assessment of the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia, by serum ferritin, in pregnant women of Southern Iran.
Med Sci Monit 2002; 8(7):CR488-92MS

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is a public health problem in the developing and even industrialized countries. Pregnant women and children under 5 years of age are among the high-risk population. Our main objectives in this study were to obtain the prevalence of IDA in pregnant women by routine methods and by serum ferritin.

MATERIAL/METHODS

We analysed the blood of 270 healthy pregnant mothers, 16 weeks of gestational age. A series of determinations were conducted to determine haemoglobin concentration (Hb); red blood cells count (RBC); serum ferritin and other indexes. Then a questionnaire for epidemiological data, type of diet, level of education, laboratory data, etc. was filled.

RESULTS

The mean values (SD) of haematological indexes were as follows: Hb 12.07I1.5 g/dl; serum ferritin 24.87I19.32 ng/ml; mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) 31.9I1.4 g/dl; mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 82.2I9 fl and mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) 26.4I3.2 pg. 28.5 % of the subjects were anaemic at the time of the study according to serum ferritin (SF < 12 ng/ml) and 16.7% of the mothers had low serum Haemoglobin (Hb<11 g/dl) (P=0.005). There was a positive correlation (r=0.76; P=0.01) between Hb concentration and serum ferritin levels.

CONCLUSIONS

The prevalence of IDA was 28.5%, which is the same as the prevalence found in other developing countries (25-35%). This shows that in southern Iran we are still far behind the health status in the industrialized countries (5-8%).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Hematology Research Center, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12118195

Citation

Karimi, Mehran, et al. "Assessment of the Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia, By Serum Ferritin, in Pregnant Women of Southern Iran." Medical Science Monitor : International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research, vol. 8, no. 7, 2002, pp. CR488-92.
Karimi M, Kadivar R, Yarmohammadi H. Assessment of the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia, by serum ferritin, in pregnant women of Southern Iran. Med Sci Monit. 2002;8(7):CR488-92.
Karimi, M., Kadivar, R., & Yarmohammadi, H. (2002). Assessment of the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia, by serum ferritin, in pregnant women of Southern Iran. Medical Science Monitor : International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research, 8(7), pp. CR488-92.
Karimi M, Kadivar R, Yarmohammadi H. Assessment of the Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia, By Serum Ferritin, in Pregnant Women of Southern Iran. Med Sci Monit. 2002;8(7):CR488-92. PubMed PMID: 12118195.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Assessment of the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia, by serum ferritin, in pregnant women of Southern Iran. AU - Karimi,Mehran, AU - Kadivar,Raheem, AU - Yarmohammadi,Hooman, PY - 2002/7/16/pubmed PY - 2003/3/19/medline PY - 2002/7/16/entrez SP - CR488 EP - 92 JF - Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research JO - Med. Sci. Monit. VL - 8 IS - 7 N2 - BACKGROUND: Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is a public health problem in the developing and even industrialized countries. Pregnant women and children under 5 years of age are among the high-risk population. Our main objectives in this study were to obtain the prevalence of IDA in pregnant women by routine methods and by serum ferritin. MATERIAL/METHODS: We analysed the blood of 270 healthy pregnant mothers, 16 weeks of gestational age. A series of determinations were conducted to determine haemoglobin concentration (Hb); red blood cells count (RBC); serum ferritin and other indexes. Then a questionnaire for epidemiological data, type of diet, level of education, laboratory data, etc. was filled. RESULTS: The mean values (SD) of haematological indexes were as follows: Hb 12.07I1.5 g/dl; serum ferritin 24.87I19.32 ng/ml; mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) 31.9I1.4 g/dl; mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 82.2I9 fl and mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) 26.4I3.2 pg. 28.5 % of the subjects were anaemic at the time of the study according to serum ferritin (SF < 12 ng/ml) and 16.7% of the mothers had low serum Haemoglobin (Hb<11 g/dl) (P=0.005). There was a positive correlation (r=0.76; P=0.01) between Hb concentration and serum ferritin levels. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of IDA was 28.5%, which is the same as the prevalence found in other developing countries (25-35%). This shows that in southern Iran we are still far behind the health status in the industrialized countries (5-8%). SN - 1234-1010 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12118195/Assessment_of_the_prevalence_of_iron_deficiency_anemia_by_serum_ferritin_in_pregnant_women_of_Southern_Iran_ L2 - https://www.medscimonit.com/download/index/idArt/510700 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -