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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