Screening for severe anaemia in pregnancy in Kenya, using pallor examination and self-reported morbidity

Abstract

Severe anaemia in pregnancy is an important preventable cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Different methods of screening for severe anaemia in pregnancy were evaluated in a 2-phased study conducted in Kilifi, Kenya. In phase 1 (in 1994/95), pallor testing was evaluated alone and in addition to raised respiratory/pulse rates: 1787 pregnant women were examined by one of 2 midwives. Sensitivities for detecting severe anaemia (haemoglobin

Citation

Shulman, C.E.; Morison, L.; Peshu, N.; Marsh, K. Screening for severe anaemia in pregnancy in Kenya, using pallor examination and self-reported morbidity. Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2001) 95 (3) 250-255. [DOI: 10.1016/S0035-9203(01)90227-5]

Screening for severe anaemia in pregnancy in Kenya, using pallor examination and self-reported morbidity

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