Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Pregnant Women Regarding Iron Deficiency Anemia in A Rural Area of Lahore

Amna Habib


Anemia in pregnancy is identified by the WHO, as hemoglobin level less than 11g/dl and is divided into three levels of severity, Mild anemia (Hb level, 9 - 10.9g/dl), Moderate level of  anemia (Hb level, 7 - 8.9g/dl) and severe anemia (Hb level 7 - 4.5 g/dl) (Margwe, 2015). Iron deficiency anemia is a global public health problem influencing both developing and developed countries. Iron deficiency anemia a major cause of maternal mortality. This was a quantitative, cross-case study. Data was collected from 131 pregnant women. The result of study showed pregnant women have knowledge about iron deficiency anemia similarly have negative attitude and poor practices. The knowledge of pregnant women towards iron deficiency anemia was better, but negative attitude and low practice found. Women should consume iron rich diet.

Keywords-Knowledge,Attitude,Practice and Iron deficiency anemia

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