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Nepal Med Coll J. 2007 Dec;9(4):270-4.

Study of anaemia in pregnancy and its outcome in Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NMCTH, Nepal.


Anaemia is the commonest problem in pregnancy in developing countries. It is defined by WHO as haemoglobin level less than 11 grams % in pregnancy. It is divided in to three degree mild degree (9.0-10.9 gm%), moderate degree (7.0-8.9 gm%) and severe degree(< 7.0 gm%). It carries a lot of threats to the mother as well as baby. This is a hospital based retrospective study done in Nepal medical college, teaching hospital (NMCTH) of Nepal among the women who came for regular antenatal check up and delivered in the same hospital as well. Total of 863 cases were recorded as complete record out of which 368 were anaemic and 495 were nonanaemic. The prevalence of anaemia was 42.6%. The birth weight, Apgar score at the time of birth, prevalence of preterm delivery and IUFD were more common in anaenic group than in nonanaemic group.

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