The authors aimed to assess hemoglobin levels and the factors associated with anemia in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in their third trimester in the rural district of Mpigi, Uganda. This cross-sectional study showed that factors associated with increased risk of anemia in pregnancy were malaria infection, HIV infection, and lack of iron supplementation, while intermittent presumptive treatment of malaria, maternal age, and parity showed a weak association with anemia in pregnancy. The authors concluded that increased efforts in anemia-related interventions during pregnancy are critical in this setting.
BMC Res Notes. 2014