publication . Doctoral thesis . 2002

Anaemia in women of reproductive age in Tanzania : A study in Dar es Salaam

Massawe, Siriel Nanzia;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2002
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa
  • Country: Sweden
The overall aims of the study were to determine the prevalence of anaemia in women of reproductive age and to investigate the underlying causes, as well as assess the effectiveness of antenatal care (ANC) interventions for anaemia prevention. Consecutive pregnant women booking for ANC (n=2235) were screened for anaemia, followed up and screened again late in pregnancy. Basic ANC interventions included iron and folate supplementation, malaria chemoprophylaxis and referral of severe anaemia cases, and in addition staff training and education for the women and the community at the study clinic. Non-pregnant women (n=504), adolescents: pregnant (n=76), non-pregnant ...
Medical Subject Headings: hemic and lymphatic diseasesreproductive and urinary physiology
free text keywords: Obstetrics and gynaecology, pregnancy, iron deficiency, intervention, Obstetrik och kvinnosjukdomar, Obstetrics and women's diseases
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