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Title: Prevalence of malaria and associated risk factors among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at Ishaka Adventist Hospital
Authors: Byabashaija, Johnesm
Keywords: Malaria
Pregnant women
Antenatal clinic
Adventist Hospital
Issue Date: Sep-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry
Abstract: Background: In the sub Saharan Africa, malaria affects an estimated 24 million pregnant women and the region records the greatest severity of malaria accounting for 90% of all the deaths. Thus, this study aimed at determining the prevalence of malaria and possible risk factors for malaria among pregnant women attending ANC at Ishaka Adventist Hospital. Methods: This was a cross sectional study carried out among 185 pregnant women after informed consent was obtained. Data on demographic factors and prevalence of malaria was collected using a pretested questionnaire. Collected data was entered and analyzed using the IBM SPSS 25. Results: Of the total 185 pregnant women in the study, 19.5% were infected with malaria parasites. It was found that prevalence of malaria was increased by, non-usage of ITNs, primigravity and not taking IPT. Conclusion: Malaria prevalence was high due to not using ITNs and IPT as preventive measures. Increasing awareness about malaria preventive measures will help to reduce malaria infection.
Description: A research dissertation submitted to the faculty of clinical medicine and dentistry in partial fulfillment of requirements for the award of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBchB)

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