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Low serum ferritin and G6PD deficiency as potential predictors of anaemia in pregnant women visiting Prime Care Hospital Enugu Nigeria.
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Dec 08; 10(1):721.BR

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Though iron deficiency is known to be a major risk factor of anaemia, the association of G6PD deficiency and malaria with anaemia still remains unclear. Hence, a cross-sectional study involving 95 pregnant women visiting Prime Care Hospital in Trans-Ekulu region of Enugu Nigeria was conducted to determine possible predictors of anaemia in pregnancy.

RESULTS

The prevalence of anaemia, malaria and G6PD deficiency were 53.7, 12.6 and 60% respectively. Low serum ferritin (OR 5.500, CI 2.25-13.42, p < 0.05) and G6PD deficiency (OR 0.087, CI 0.03-0.23, p < 0.05) were associated with anaemia in pregnancy. On the other hand, malaria did not significantly associate (OR 1.184, CI 0.35-3.97, p = 0.964) with anaemia in pregnant women. These findings showed high prevalence of anaemia among pregnant women with low serum ferritin level and G6PD deficiency as high risk factors of anaemia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Biochemistry, Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Godfrey Okoye University, P.M.B 01014, Thinkers Corner, Enugu, Nigeria. engwagodwill@gmail.com.Biochemistry, Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Godfrey Okoye University, P.M.B 01014, Thinkers Corner, Enugu, Nigeria.Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Godfrey Okoye University, P.M.B 01014, Thinkers Corner, Enugu, Nigeria.Department of Sociology/Psychology, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Godfrey Okoye University, P.M.B 01014, Thinkers Corner, Enugu, Nigeria.Department of Biochemistry, Ebonyi State University, P.M.B. 053, Abakaliki, Nigeria.Laboratory for Public Health Research Biotechnologies, The Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaounde I, BP 8094, Yaounde, Cameroon.SAMRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29221497

Citation

Engwa, Godwill Azeh, et al. "Low Serum Ferritin and G6PD Deficiency as Potential Predictors of Anaemia in Pregnant Women Visiting Prime Care Hospital Enugu Nigeria." BMC Research Notes, vol. 10, no. 1, 2017, p. 721.
Engwa GA, Unaegbu M, Unachukwu MN, et al. Low serum ferritin and G6PD deficiency as potential predictors of anaemia in pregnant women visiting Prime Care Hospital Enugu Nigeria. BMC Res Notes. 2017;10(1):721.
Engwa, G. A., Unaegbu, M., Unachukwu, M. N., Njoku, M. C., Agbafor, K. N., Mbacham, W. F., & Okoh, A. (2017). Low serum ferritin and G6PD deficiency as potential predictors of anaemia in pregnant women visiting Prime Care Hospital Enugu Nigeria. BMC Research Notes, 10(1), 721. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-017-3051-5
Engwa GA, et al. Low Serum Ferritin and G6PD Deficiency as Potential Predictors of Anaemia in Pregnant Women Visiting Prime Care Hospital Enugu Nigeria. BMC Res Notes. 2017 Dec 8;10(1):721. PubMed PMID: 29221497.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Low serum ferritin and G6PD deficiency as potential predictors of anaemia in pregnant women visiting Prime Care Hospital Enugu Nigeria. AU - Engwa,Godwill Azeh, AU - Unaegbu,Marcellus, AU - Unachukwu,Marian N, AU - Njoku,Mary-Gloria C, AU - Agbafor,Kingsley N, AU - Mbacham,Wilfred Fon, AU - Okoh,Anthony, Y1 - 2017/12/08/ PY - 2017/10/20/received PY - 2017/11/30/accepted PY - 2017/12/10/entrez PY - 2017/12/10/pubmed PY - 2018/7/24/medline KW - Anaemia KW - G6PD deficiency KW - Haemoglobin concentration KW - Malaria KW - Pregnancy KW - Serum ferritin SP - 721 EP - 721 JF - BMC research notes JO - BMC Res Notes VL - 10 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Though iron deficiency is known to be a major risk factor of anaemia, the association of G6PD deficiency and malaria with anaemia still remains unclear. Hence, a cross-sectional study involving 95 pregnant women visiting Prime Care Hospital in Trans-Ekulu region of Enugu Nigeria was conducted to determine possible predictors of anaemia in pregnancy. RESULTS: The prevalence of anaemia, malaria and G6PD deficiency were 53.7, 12.6 and 60% respectively. Low serum ferritin (OR 5.500, CI 2.25-13.42, p < 0.05) and G6PD deficiency (OR 0.087, CI 0.03-0.23, p < 0.05) were associated with anaemia in pregnancy. On the other hand, malaria did not significantly associate (OR 1.184, CI 0.35-3.97, p = 0.964) with anaemia in pregnant women. These findings showed high prevalence of anaemia among pregnant women with low serum ferritin level and G6PD deficiency as high risk factors of anaemia. SN - 1756-0500 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29221497/Low_serum_ferritin_and_G6PD_deficiency_as_potential_predictors_of_anaemia_in_pregnant_women_visiting_Prime_Care_Hospital_Enugu_Nigeria_ L2 - https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-017-3051-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -