This Thesis Is Submitted To The Department Of Dietetics, School Of Biomedical And Allied Health Sciences, University Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Background Globally, anaemia remains a severe public health concern among women of reproductive ages including pregnant women in developing countries like Liberia. Anaemia can be attributed to nutritional deficiency resulting from factors such as inadequate or poor dietary intake, food insecurity, infections. Poor dietary diversity also leads to increased micronutrient deficiencies. Nevertheless, there is limited documentation of anaemia prevalence and dietary diversity among pregnant women in Liberia. Aim The aim of this study was to assess dietary diversity and the prevalence of anaemia among pregnant women in Margibi and Grand Cape Mount Counties, Liberia. Method A cross sectional study design was used. A systematic sampling procedure was used to recruit 139 pregnant women between 15-49 years from antenatal clinics in Margibi and Grand Cape Mount counties. Data were collected through interviewer administered questionnaires. Dietary intake information was obtained through a 24-hour dietary recall. Based on this, dietary diversity was obtained following the FAO dietary diversity determination protocol for women in their reproductive ages. Hemoglobin status was determined using the hemocue analyzer. SPSS version 23 software was used for data analysis. Descriptive statistics such as percentages, means and standard deviation were applied to analyze the data. Statistical inferences were drawn using t-tests and chi square tests. Statistical significance was set at p

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SLAMIE, S (2021). This Thesis Is Submitted To The Department Of Dietetics, School Of Biomedical And Allied Health Sciences, University Of Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/this-thesis-is-submitted-to-the-department-of-dietetics-school-of-biomedical-and-allied-health-sciences-university-of-ghana

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SLAMIE, SAYDEE "This Thesis Is Submitted To The Department Of Dietetics, School Of Biomedical And Allied Health Sciences, University Of Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 04 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/this-thesis-is-submitted-to-the-department-of-dietetics-school-of-biomedical-and-allied-health-sciences-university-of-ghana. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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SLAMIE, SAYDEE . "This Thesis Is Submitted To The Department Of Dietetics, School Of Biomedical And Allied Health Sciences, University Of Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 04 Apr. 2021. Web. 13 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/this-thesis-is-submitted-to-the-department-of-dietetics-school-of-biomedical-and-allied-health-sciences-university-of-ghana >.

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SLAMIE, SAYDEE . "This Thesis Is Submitted To The Department Of Dietetics, School Of Biomedical And Allied Health Sciences, University Of Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/this-thesis-is-submitted-to-the-department-of-dietetics-school-of-biomedical-and-allied-health-sciences-university-of-ghana