Ugwu EO

Departments of Radiation Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    Hematocrit, Anemia, and Arm Preference for Blood Sample Collection: A Cross???Sectional Study of Pregnant Women in Enugu, South???Eastern, Nigeria
    Author(s): Dim CC*, Ugwu EO, Dim NR and Anyaehie UB

    Background: Anemia in pregnancy is a common cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Regular review of hematocrit (HCT) and anemia patterns in pregnancy is necessary in our environment. Aim: The aim was to determine the average HCT, prevalence, and pattern of anemia, as well the arm preferences for blood sample collection among pregnant women in Enugu, South East Nigeria. Subjects and Methods: HCT was determined using venous blood of 200 antenatal women at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu, Nigeria. Questionnaires were used to assess participants’ arm preference for blood sample collection for clinical investigations. Data analysis was descriptive and inferential at 95% confidence level. Results: Participants’ mean HCT was 33.3 (3.7%). The average HCT in second trimester 33.3% (3.76%) was significantly lower than that of thi.. Read More»

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