THE NUTRITIONAL ANAEMIA AND ITS RELATION BY THE EATING OF CHEESE OR YOGURT AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN ELOBIED CITY, WEST OF SUDAN
Tahani Ahmed Mahmoud Doudi , Mirghany Elnager Ahmed Ibrahim ,Mohammed Ismail Humaida
Assistant Professor, Public Health / Hail
Background: This study was conducted at the Obstetrics and Gynecologcal Hospital in Elobied City - North Kordofan State, West of Sudan, in the period from December 2017 to December 2019, to detect the presence of nutritional anaemia among pregnant women, and to study the relation between the presence of anemia and eating the cheese or yogurt with the meal among the pregnant women. Methods: Systematic random sampling method was used to select 384 pregnant women. Data were collected by questionnaire and a blood samples were taken from all women chosen and analyzed by Mindray Haematology Analyzer to measure the hemoglobin level to detect the presence of anaemia. The data of questionnaire were analyzed by SPSS and the results presented in tables and figures showing the percentages. The Chi- square test (McNemar,s test) was used to find the relation between the presence of anaemia and eating of cheese or yogurt. Results: Most pregnant women (75%) were have anemia. Most pregnant women (61.5% ) were eating cheese or yogurt with the nutritional meal. Conclusion: The study discovered that there is a relation between eating of cheese or yogurt with the meal and the presence of anaemia, where the eating of cheese or yogurt with the meal contributed to the presence anemia with 45.1%. This study recommended the pregnant women to eat cheese or yogurt with separate time of nutritional meal (not with the meal).
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)
Published on : 2021-05-20