DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20193547

Analysis of comorbidities among pregnant woman attending rural Medical College Hospital

Raja Sekhar Jalemu, Kasthuribai Sabbe, Grishma Jalemu

Abstract


Background: In pregnancy Anaemia and Depression is an important factor associated with an increased risk of maternal, fetal and neonatal mortality, poor pregnancy outcomes, and impaired cognitive development. To assess prevalence and factors associated with anemia and Depression among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic.

Methods: A Facility based cross-sectional study was conducted on 284 pregnant women to at Rural Medical college hospital from June to August 2018. Data on sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the study participants were collected using a Pretested structured questionnaire by interview and review of medical records. Binary Logistic regression analysis had been used to check for association between dependent and independent variables in all cases. P-value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Results: The prevalence of anemia was found to be11.6% (95 %CI; 7.8%-14.8%) and Depression was 8.6% Pregnant women in the second and third trimester [AOR (95% CI), 8.31 (1.24-55.45), and P=0.029] were more likely to be anemic when compared to pregnant women in their first trimester. Pregnant women who did not receive iron/folic acid supplementation [AOR (95%CI),4.03(1.49 10.92), and P=0.01] were more likely to be anemic when compared to pregnant to women who did take supplementations.

Conclusions: In this study the prevalence of anemia and Depression in pregnancy was low compared to the findings of others. Gestational age (trimester) and iron/folic acid supplementation were statistically associated with anemia.

 


Keywords


Anemia, Antenatal, Depression, Iron folic acid supplementation, Pregnancy, Prevalence

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