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Iron status of pregnant Filipino women as measured by serum ferritin.

Abstract

Iron status of pregnant women at different stages of pregnancy was evaluated by comparing values for hemoglobin (Hb), red cell indices, serum iron (SI), transferrin saturation (TS) and serum ferritin (SF) values with those of a group of non-pregnant women of comparable age and socio-economic status. Mean SF values on the second and third trimesters (9.3 +/- 2.60 ng/ml and 7.1 +/- 2.19 ng/ml) were significantly lower compared to that in the first trimester (22.6 +/- 2.20 ng/ml). These levels were also lower than that found in the non-pregnant controls. The trend was the same for TS. Hemoglobin levels of the pregnant subjects were significantly lower than those of the non-pregnant women. Prevalence of iron deficiency based on SF < 12.0 ng/ml and TS < 16.0% was highest at term and lowest during the first trimester indicating a decrease in iron stores as pregnancy progressed. Sensitivity for each of the iron parameters was computed, and it was found that for the diagnosis of iron deficiency in pregnant women, SF has a greater sensitivity than TS, SI, MCV and MCH.

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Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1298075

Citation

Perlas, L A., et al. "Iron Status of Pregnant Filipino Women as Measured By Serum Ferritin." The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, vol. 23, no. 4, 1992, pp. 691-7.
Perlas LA, Kuizon MD, Tajaon RT, et al. Iron status of pregnant Filipino women as measured by serum ferritin. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1992;23(4):691-7.
Perlas, L. A., Kuizon, M. D., Tajaon, R. T., & Desnacido, J. A. (1992). Iron status of pregnant Filipino women as measured by serum ferritin. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 23(4), 691-7.
Perlas LA, et al. Iron Status of Pregnant Filipino Women as Measured By Serum Ferritin. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1992;23(4):691-7. PubMed PMID: 1298075.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Iron status of pregnant Filipino women as measured by serum ferritin. AU - Perlas,L A, AU - Kuizon,M D, AU - Tajaon,R T, AU - Desnacido,J A, PY - 1992/12/1/pubmed PY - 1992/12/1/medline PY - 1992/12/1/entrez SP - 691 EP - 7 JF - The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health JO - Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health VL - 23 IS - 4 N2 - Iron status of pregnant women at different stages of pregnancy was evaluated by comparing values for hemoglobin (Hb), red cell indices, serum iron (SI), transferrin saturation (TS) and serum ferritin (SF) values with those of a group of non-pregnant women of comparable age and socio-economic status. Mean SF values on the second and third trimesters (9.3 +/- 2.60 ng/ml and 7.1 +/- 2.19 ng/ml) were significantly lower compared to that in the first trimester (22.6 +/- 2.20 ng/ml). These levels were also lower than that found in the non-pregnant controls. The trend was the same for TS. Hemoglobin levels of the pregnant subjects were significantly lower than those of the non-pregnant women. Prevalence of iron deficiency based on SF < 12.0 ng/ml and TS < 16.0% was highest at term and lowest during the first trimester indicating a decrease in iron stores as pregnancy progressed. Sensitivity for each of the iron parameters was computed, and it was found that for the diagnosis of iron deficiency in pregnant women, SF has a greater sensitivity than TS, SI, MCV and MCH. SN - 0125-1562 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1298075/Iron_status_of_pregnant_Filipino_women_as_measured_by_serum_ferritin_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/iron.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -