The authors are particularly grateful to the management of the Sunyani Municipal Hospital especially Mrs. Mary Boakye the Matron and staff of the ANC unit especially Mrs. Victoria Dery, Asantewaa Boachie Linda and Frempong Pepertual who helped significantly during the conduct of the study. As infection by malaria parasites and destruction of red blood cells is central to the reproduction and survival of the parasite. 2002;96(5):477–87. endstream Hospital in Sunyani opening times. Text Permission was also sought from the management of the Sunyani Municipal Hospital before commencement of the study. Terms and Conditions, Text Both authors read and approved the final manuscript. 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/526308. 2000;54(1):3–8. Author information: contains the name of each author and his/her ORCiD (ORCiD: Open Researcher and Contributor ID). Written informed consent was obtained from each participant. <>/Rect[135.444 656.391 140.363 644.224]/H/N/AP<>>> The sample size was estimated using the prevalence of anaemia in pregnancy reported for the region (29.0%) [7]. Location:  OPPOSITE CHIRAA Health Centre, Type:  Health Centre Ownership: Private [/ICCBased 3 0 R] part MajorVersionDate All data collected were stored under lock and key. Sunyani. Seventy-nine (61.2%) of them had mild anemia (Hb 9.0–10.9 g/dl), 48 (37.2%) had moderate anemia (Hb 7.0–8.9 g/dl) whilst 2 (1.6%) had severe anemia (Hb <7.0 g/dl). internal Conformance level of PDF/X standard Manage cookies/Do not sell my data we use in the preference centre. CrossmarkDomainExclusive url Most of the women (96.5%, 305/316), also received iron supplements. Telephone lines. Location:  SUNYANI-ATRONIE ROAD. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. This essentially is achieved through iron supplementation as it is taken regularly throughout the pregnancy and supplies replenished during subsequent ANC visits. Adobe PDF Schema Mirrors crossmark:DOI URI doi:10.1007/s00430-012-0272-z. 2014;2(3):216. doi:10.11648/j.sjph.20140203.23. Acrobat Distiller 10.1.8 (Windows); modified using iText® 5.3.5 ©2000-2012 1T3XT BVBA (AGPL-version) Bivariate and multivariate statistical analysis were done to determine factors associated with anaemia. copyright Ownership: Private Intake of fish and snail internal Thirteen participants were randomly selected on each day of data collection from an average of 60 antenatal attendants using a sampling interval of five. Springer Nature. Volume number The first participant was randomly selected among the first five who reported for antenatal care on each day. Quality control was conducted by pre-testing the questionnaire to determine its appropriateness and suitability for the study. <>/Rect[442.006 416.391 446.925 404.224]/H/N/AP<>>> %PDF-1.6 For participants <18 years, they were followed to their homes after ANC to obtain written parental consent (from their mothers) before data collection. external WHO/NHD/01.3. 2012;26(Suppl 1):3–24. Location:  SUNYANI, Type:  Primary Hospital Text Data access was limited to the principal investigator, research assistants and supervisor of the study only. The DOI may also be used as the dc:identifier.