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Anaemia, folate and vitamin B12 deficiency among pregnant women in an area of unstable malaria transmission in eastern Sudan.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009 May; 103(5):493-6.TR

Abstract

A cross-sectional study was carried out between October 2007 and January 2008 to investigate the prevalence and types of anaemia among pregnant women of eastern Sudan. Socio-demographic and obstetrical data were collected using a questionnaire. Haemoglobin (Hb), serum ferritin, serum folate and vitamin B(12) were assessed using standard laboratory methods. Two hundred and seventy-nine pregnant Sudanese women were recruited. Anaemia (Hb <11 gdl) and iron deficiency (ferritin <15 microg/l) were prevalent in 80.3 and 14.3% of the study sample, respectively. Of the total sample, 11.1% had iron-deficiency anaemia. Serum folate (<6.6 ng/ml) and vitamin B(12) (<150 pg/ml) deficiency was reported in 57.7 and 1%, respectively, and none of the women had both folate and vitamin B(12) deficiencies. Univariate and multivariate analyses showed that ferritin, serum folate and vitamin B(12) levels were not significantly associated with anaemia. Thus, there was a high prevalence of anaemia and folate deficiency. Measures to control these should be considered.

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Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19027130

Citation

Abdelrahim, Ishraga I., et al. "Anaemia, Folate and Vitamin B12 Deficiency Among Pregnant Women in an Area of Unstable Malaria Transmission in Eastern Sudan." Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 103, no. 5, 2009, pp. 493-6.
Abdelrahim II, Adam GK, Mohmmed AA, et al. Anaemia, folate and vitamin B12 deficiency among pregnant women in an area of unstable malaria transmission in eastern Sudan. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009;103(5):493-6.
Abdelrahim, I. I., Adam, G. K., Mohmmed, A. A., Salih, M. M., Ali, N. I., Elbashier, M. I., & Adam, I. (2009). Anaemia, folate and vitamin B12 deficiency among pregnant women in an area of unstable malaria transmission in eastern Sudan. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103(5), 493-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.10.007
Abdelrahim II, et al. Anaemia, Folate and Vitamin B12 Deficiency Among Pregnant Women in an Area of Unstable Malaria Transmission in Eastern Sudan. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009;103(5):493-6. PubMed PMID: 19027130.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Anaemia, folate and vitamin B12 deficiency among pregnant women in an area of unstable malaria transmission in eastern Sudan. AU - Abdelrahim,Ishraga I, AU - Adam,Gamal K, AU - Mohmmed,Ahmed A, AU - Salih,Magdi M, AU - Ali,Naji I, AU - Elbashier,Mustafa I, AU - Adam,Ishag, Y1 - 2008/11/21/ PY - 2008/07/20/received PY - 2008/10/10/revised PY - 2008/10/10/accepted PY - 2008/11/26/pubmed PY - 2009/8/6/medline PY - 2008/11/26/entrez SP - 493 EP - 6 JF - Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene JO - Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg VL - 103 IS - 5 N2 - A cross-sectional study was carried out between October 2007 and January 2008 to investigate the prevalence and types of anaemia among pregnant women of eastern Sudan. Socio-demographic and obstetrical data were collected using a questionnaire. Haemoglobin (Hb), serum ferritin, serum folate and vitamin B(12) were assessed using standard laboratory methods. Two hundred and seventy-nine pregnant Sudanese women were recruited. Anaemia (Hb <11 gdl) and iron deficiency (ferritin <15 microg/l) were prevalent in 80.3 and 14.3% of the study sample, respectively. Of the total sample, 11.1% had iron-deficiency anaemia. Serum folate (<6.6 ng/ml) and vitamin B(12) (<150 pg/ml) deficiency was reported in 57.7 and 1%, respectively, and none of the women had both folate and vitamin B(12) deficiencies. Univariate and multivariate analyses showed that ferritin, serum folate and vitamin B(12) levels were not significantly associated with anaemia. Thus, there was a high prevalence of anaemia and folate deficiency. Measures to control these should be considered. SN - 1878-3503 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19027130/Anaemia_folate_and_vitamin_B12_deficiency_among_pregnant_women_in_an_area_of_unstable_malaria_transmission_in_eastern_Sudan_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0035-9203(08)00442-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -