Anaemia in pregnancy--its cause in the underprivileged class of Karachi.

S. A. Karim, M. Khurshid, A. M. Memon, S. N. Jafarey

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A prospective study of the frequency and type of anaemia amongst poor urban parturients of Karachi was done. It was performed at 2 large teaching hospitals over the time span January to September, 1990. Out of 318 women studied, 104 (32.7%) were anaemic (Hb levels < 10gm/dl). The type of anaemia was assessed. Iron deficiency predominated and was seen amongst 63.5% of the anaemic population. There was an even distribution of other kinds of anaemia amongst the remainder of the population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1994


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