The present study assessed the prevalence of anemia in term and preterm pregnancies and compared maternal and perinatal outcomes among groups.
This study compared the prevalence of anemia in-
o spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB),
o preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM),
o or provider-initiated preterm birth (piPTB))
It correlated maternal and neonatal findings. It also identified conditions independently associated with anemia in term and preterm groups.
The study found-
This study highlights the risk factors of anemia like, poor maternal education, children below five years, late onset of prenatal care, and less than six medical visits. It is more prevalent in preterm births, especially among cases of pPROM.
Source: Figueira CO, Gomide HM, Guida JP, Dias TZ, Lajos GJ, Tedesco RP, et al. The Role of Anemia in Term and Preterm Pregnancies: Evidence from the Brazilian Multicenter Study on Preterm Birth (EMIP). Arch Obstet Gynecol. 2021;2(2): 39-50.
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