A Higher Rate of Iron Deficiency in Obese Pregnant Sudanese Women

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title A Higher Rate of Iron Deficiency in Obese Pregnant Sudanese Women
 
Creator Abbas, Wisal
Adam, Ishag
Rayis, Duria A.
Hassan, Nada G.
Lutfi, Mohamed F.
 
Subject Body mass index
iron deficiency
obesity
pregnancy
SudanNone
Gynecology
 
Description AIM: To assess the association between obesity and iron deficiency (ID).MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pregnant women were recruited from Saad Abualila Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan, during January–April 2015. Medical history (age, parity, gestational age) was gathered using questionnaire.  Weight and height were measured, and body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Women were sub-grouped based on BMI into underweight (< 18.5 kg/m^2), normal weight (18.5–24.9 kg/m^2), overweight (25–29.9 kg/m^2) and obese (≥ 30 kg/m^2). Serum ferritin and red blood indices were measured in all studied women.RESULTS: Two (0.5%), 126 (29.8%), 224 (53.0%) and 71 (16.8%) out of the 423 women were underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese, respectively. Anemia (Hb <11 g/dl), ID (ferritin <15µg/l) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) were prevalent in 57.7%, 21.3% and 12.1%, respectively. Compared with the women with normal BMI, significantly fewer obese women were anemic [25 (35.2%) vs. 108 (85.7%), P < 0.001] and significantly higher number of obese women [25 (35.2) vs. 22 (17.5, P = 0.015] had iron deficiency. Linear regression analysis demonstrated a significant negative association between serum ferritin and BMI (– 0.010 µg/, P= 0.006).CONCLUSION: It is evident from the current findings that prevalence of anaemia and ID showed different trends about BMI of pregnant women.
 
Publisher Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
 
Date 2017-04-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Women were sub-grouped based on BMI into underweight (< 18.5 kg/m^2), normal weight (18.5–24.9 kg/m^2), overweight (25–29.9 kg/m^2) and obese (≥ 30 kg/m^2). Serum ferritin and red blood indices were measured in all studied women.
 
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application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2017.059
10.3889/oamjms.2017.059
 
Source Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences; Vol. 5 No. 3 (2017): Jun 15 (OAMJMS); 285-289
1857-9655
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2017.059/1403
https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2017.059/1376
 

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