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Category: Volume 15, Issue 2, 2021
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Background: anemia is the most nutritional disorders affecting pregnant women particularly iron deficiency anemia IDA.IDA threatened the mother islife and considered as an established risk factor for intrauterine growth retardation, leading on too poor neonatal health and perinatal death.Objective: the aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of IDA in Zawia city according to their hemoglobin level, age, and education.Methods and materials: the study was carried out in different centers in Zawia city, it was comprised 82 pregnant women aged 19-42 years, at various stage of pregnancy, out of 82 women 54 fulfilled the criteria, pregnant women who weren’t have known about their hemoglobin, they were excluded. The data collected by using of a questioner including 30 questions were asked to participants face to face.Data analysis: after the date is collected it classified and analyzed to determine the percentage of pregnant women suffering from iron deficiency anemia. The data analyzed by using of Microsoft excel (2013). Results: the prevalence of anemia in the present study was 85.18%, This prevalence was almost consistent with studies conducted in ZAWIA city over the last years, from the current study it is evidence that pregnant women had poor knowledge regarding main risk of IDA as well as poor practices for IDA prevention.

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