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Maternal anemia during pregnancy in Bahrdar Town, Northwestern Ethiopia: A facility-based retrospective study

Mulugeta Melku, Aster Agmas.

BACKGROUND: Anemia during pregnancy is a major public health problem in developing and developed countries. It has been implicated with an increased risk of maternal and fatal morbidity and mortality. Hence, the main objective of this study was to assess the magnitude of maternal anemia during pregnancy at last antenatal care visit at Bahrdar Felege-hiwot referral hospital antenatal care clinic.
METHOD: An institutional based retrospective study was conducted in Bahrdar Felege-hiwot Referral hospital from September 2012 to August 2013. Data were collected from clinical recording charts using data extraction sheet. Both bivariate and multivariate analyses were done to see the association of independent variables with outcome variable. A p

Key words: Anemia, Ethiopia, pregnancy

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