The Effect of Maternal Nutrition Anemia Towards Low Birth Weight

Mutahar, Rini and Misnaniarti, Misnaniarti and Febry, Fatmalina (2011) The Effect of Maternal Nutrition Anemia Towards Low Birth Weight. In: The 6th CRISU-CUPT Conference, with the join theme “Exploring Research Potentials”, 20-22 Oktober 2011, Palembang, Sumatera Selatan. (Submitted)

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    Background: Nutritional anemia is still a major nutritional problem suffered by pregnant women. Anemia in pregnant women may increase the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, having a baby with low birth weight (LBW), stillbirth, perinatal death. This study aimed to determine the effect of anemia on the incidence of LBW. Method: The study design was cross sectional. The study population was all pregnant women residing in the District of North Indralaya Ogan Ilir City. Study sample are pregnant women with gestational age entry trimester II (16 weeks-24 weeks, amounting to 50 pregnant women. Data analysis included univariate analysis and bivariate analysis Results: The results showed that mothers with anemia 2.5 times greater risk for LBW babies compared with women who are not anemic. (OR = 2.53, 95% CI 0:44 to 14:57) after the job is controlled by variables, parity, and frequency of the ANC. Conclusion: It is recommended to the Health Department / Community Health Center to conduct health education for pregnant women so that people know about the importance of prenatal care to prevent LBW and to the Society to check their pregnancy with a frequency determined by the MOH is at least 4 (four) times, so health examinations of pregnant women can monitored by health workers. Key words: Anemia, Antenatal care, Low birth weight

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Public Health > Department of Public Health
    Depositing User: S.KM, M.KM Misnaniarti Misnaniarti
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 12:45
    Last Modified: 14 Mar 2013 12:45

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