Factors Contributing To Anemia Among Antenatal Mothers In Garissa County, Kenya

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to determine factors contributing to anemia among antenatal

mothers in Garissa County, Kenya.

It was a cross-sectional study carried out in the study area and one hundred respondents were

interviewed and the majority (62%) were in the age group between 18-27 years with 95%

married and the major religion being Islam.

The study finding shows that 54% and 12% had moderate and severe anemia respectively with

38% having a positive malaria parasite on slide examination and anaemia was common in the

second and third trimester, 42%.

Poverty and illiteracy was at an alarming rate as most of the respondents (82%) had no formal

education while 83% had no major source of income.

Most of respondents, 98% received ferrous and folate supplements and insecticide treated nets (52%) during their antenatal visits and net use rate stood at 69%.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). Factors Contributing To Anemia Among Antenatal Mothers In Garissa County, Kenya. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 14, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/factors-contributing-to-anemia-among-antenatal-mothers-in-garissa-county-kenya

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "Factors Contributing To Anemia Among Antenatal Mothers In Garissa County, Kenya" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-contributing-to-anemia-among-antenatal-mothers-in-garissa-county-kenya . Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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Research, SSA. "Factors Contributing To Anemia Among Antenatal Mothers In Garissa County, Kenya". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021. Web. 14 Jun. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-contributing-to-anemia-among-antenatal-mothers-in-garissa-county-kenya >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "Factors Contributing To Anemia Among Antenatal Mothers In Garissa County, Kenya" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 14, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/factors-contributing-to-anemia-among-antenatal-mothers-in-garissa-county-kenya