Anemia en las embarazadas de la comuna de Puente Alto, Chile

Francisco Mardones S, Alonso Rioseco R, Mauricio Ocqueteau T, María Teresa Urrutia S, Lorena Javet G, Iván Rojas T, Luis Villarroel Del P

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Background: Micronutrient deficiencies, specially iron, render pregnant women as one of the most vulnerable groups to have anemia. Aim: To report the prevalence of anemia during pregnancy and its associated features in women attending public clinics in the Puente Alto County. Material and methods: We studied 1683 pregnant women aged 18 years old or more. Hemoglobin concentration was determined using the cianmetahemoglobin method. Anemia was defined using the 5th percentile cut-off for each week of gestational age as proposed by R Yip from the Centers of Disease Control, 1989. The influence of maternal age, parity, nutritional status classified using weight/height, diseases and smoking habits on hemoglobin concentration were analyzed using logistic regression with a stepwise procedure. Results: Thirteen percent of the study population was anemic. The single factor significantly associated with anemia was nutritional status. Twenty one percent of women with a low weight for height were anemic. Conclusions: These results support the concept that pregnant women with a low weight for height have the greatest risk for anemia and should be specially benefited with preventive or treatment programs to avoid this problem.

Título traducido de la contribuciónAnemia during pregnancy in Puente Alto, Chile
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)520-525
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónRevista Medica de Chile
Volumen131
N.º5
EstadoPublicada - may 2003

Palabras clave

  • Anemia
  • Hypochromic
  • Infections
  • Pregnancy complications

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Medicina (todo)

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