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Malaria is an important cause of anaemia in primigravidae: evidence from a district hospital in coastal Kenya.

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A study was undertaken in order to determine the prevalence and aetiology of anaemia in pregnancy in coastal Kenya, so as to establish locally important causes and enable the development of appropriate intervention strategies. 275 women attending the antenatal clinic at Kilifi district hospital, Kenya, were recruited in November 1993. The prevalence of anaemia (haemoglobin [Hb] < 11 g/dL) was 75.6%, and the prevalence of severe anaemia (Hb < 7g/dL) was 9.8% among all parities; 15.3% of ...

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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
90
Issue:
5
Pages:
535-539
Publication date:
1996-01-01
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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