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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038

Abstract

SANCHEZ SALAZAR, Francisca Rosa et al. Prevalencia de la anemia ferropénica en mujeres embarazadas. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.1, pp.5-9. ISSN 0864-2125.

In order to identify the prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia, 11 904 pregnant women were studied at the nutrition consulting room of "Eusebio Hernández" Gynecoobstetric Hospital from January, 1993, to December, 1999. 5 169 of them were carriers of iron-deficiency anemia. There was a prevalence of 43,1 % and the age group 20-24 was the most vulnerable. The expectants with low preconceptional weight as well as those between the 14th and the 23rd week were the most affected. Mild anemia prevailed and accounted for 75,8 %, whereas the most involved maternal variables were: deficient food habits, hyperemesis gravidis and history of 3 or more abortions. This study proved the magnitude and degree of iron-deficiency anemia of the pregnant women that were attended

Keywords : ANEMIA, IRON-DEFICIENCY [complications]; NUTRITIONAL ANEMIAS; PREGNANCY; PREVALENCE.

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