Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women attended to Soba University Hospital, Sudan, September, 2016
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Abstract Anemia is a sign of a wide spectrum of conditions, arising from either suppressed bone marrow production or loss of red cells from the circulation through bleeding or hemolysis. The most frequent reasons of anemia in pregnancy are iron deficiency and innate haemoglobinopathies but other causes are also significant to know and manage effectively. Anemia has been defined by different limits in pregnancy. The World Health Organization defines anemia as a hemoglobin level of <110 g/liter antenatally and <100 g/ liter postnatally. Justification: Anemia is a very serious problem which affects together mother and child and may lead to death of both. Objective: To know the prevalence of anemia among pregnant women involved in the study. Method: Cross sectional hospital based study, 52 pregnant ladies attended to Soba university hospital, September 2016,they were consent to participated in the study, hemoglobin level of each participant was measure by hematological analyzer. Result: 25 % of pregnant women involved in the study were anemic. Conclusion: Other studies with large sample size to know the prevalence of anemia among pregnant Sudanese ladies to avoid the serious complication which may affect the overall community. Recommendation: Health education and solving the poverty problem which affect more than 50% of Sudanese people.