Factors contributing to anemia among antenatal mothers in Garissa County, Kenya

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Kampala International University. School of Health Sciences Western Campus
The objective of the study was to determine factors contributing to anemia among antenatal mothers in Garissa County, Kenya. It was a cross-sectional study carried out in the study area and one hundred respondents were interviewed and the majority (62%) were in the age group between 18-27 years with 95% married and the major religion being Islam. The study finding shows that 54% and 12% had moderate and severe anemia respectively with 38% having a positive malaria parasite on slide examination and anaemia was common in the second and third trimester, 42%. Poverty and illiteracy was at an alarming rate as most of the respondents (82%) had no formal education while 83% had no major source of income. Most of respondents, 98% received ferrous and folate supplements and insecticide treated nets (52%) during their antenatal visits and net use rate stood at 69%.
A research project submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for the award of bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery at Kampala International University
Anemia, Antenatal, Garissa County, Kenya