Knowledge attitude and practices on prevention of anaemia among antenatal women


  • Ilamathi S. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India
  • Poomalar G. K. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India
  • Rajalakshmi M. Department of Community Medicine, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India



Mortality, Morbidity, Anaemia, Pregnancy, Awareness


Background: Iron Deficiency Anaemia in pregnancy is associated with intra uterine growth retardation, pre term labour, low birth weight baby and it also increases maternal and perinatal mortality.

Methods: This KAP study was conducted for six months. All the pregnant women attending the outpatient department of Sri Manakula Vinayagar medical college and hospital, were provided with a predesigned questionnaire by the principal investigator. Data was collected after obtaining consent from 167 patients regarding their knowledge, attitude and practices towards anaemia.

Results: In our study we found that women with age more than 25 years, advanced gestational age, educated participants and women belonging to higher socio-economic status showed adequate knowledge about anemia and its complications.

Conclusions: Health Education plays an important role, in creating awareness among antenatal women and by implementing this into practice will help in prevention of anaemia.


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