Anemia in Pregnancy and its Association with Low Birth Weight in Sulaimani Primary Health Care Centers


  • Hazha Jamal Ali B.Sc. Pharmacy, Family and Community Medicine Department, College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan region, Iraq
  • Shahow A.Ezzaddin , PhD Community Medicine. Family and Community Medicine Department, College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan region, Iraq


Anemia in pregnancy, Low birth weight


Background  Anemia during pregnancy is commonly associated with poor pregnancy outcomes and can result in complications that threaten the life of both mother and fetus.                                                                                                        Aim of the Study:  This study aimed to find the incidence of low birth weight and the association of anemia in different trimesters of Pregnancy with the Mean birth weight of newborn Methods: In a prospective cohort study, a total of 224 Pregnant women followed from three primary health care centers in Sulaimani city Kurdistan Region, Iraq till the birth of full term. Data were analyzed using the statistical package for the Social Sciences version 26.0. A P-value ≤ 0.05 is considered a significant value. Conclusion: An association was found between Anemia in each trimester of pregnancy and the gender of the newborn with Mean birth weight. But for the mode of delivery, there is no association.                                                                                                                                        


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