Predictors of anemia among pregnant women in Westmoreland, Jamaica

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Abstract

  • Anemia in pregnancy is a worldwide problem, but it is most prevalent in the developing world. This research project was conducted to determine the predictors of anemia in pregnant women in Westmoreland, Jamaica. A cross-sectional study design was conducted, and descriptive, bivariate, and multiple logistic regression analyses were used. Body mass index (BMI), mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC), and the number of antenatal care visits showed a statistically significant association with anemia. Based on the results, we believe that maintaining a healthy body weight, and frequently visiting an ANC, will help to lower the prevalence of anemia among pregnant women in Westmoreland. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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    Author List

  • Charles AM; Campbell-Stennett D; Yatich N; Jolly PE
  • Start Page

  • 585
  • End Page

  • 598
  • Volume

  • 31
  • Issue

  • 7