Comparison of the effectiveness of weekly and daily iron supplementation in pregnant women in rural health centers of Mazandaran province 1383 - Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Volume 16, Number 55 (Sep 2006)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2006, 16(55): 1-7 | Back to browse issues page


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Khademloo M, Ajami A, Khalilian A, Motamed N. Comparison of the effectiveness of weekly and daily iron supplementation in pregnant women in rural health centers of Mazandaran province, 1383. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2006; 16 (55) :1-7
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-145-en.html

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Background and purpose: Iron deficiency and its related anemia is a common Iranian pregnant women problem. This study evaluated the efficacy of daily and weekly ferrous sulfate supplementation in pregnant women.
Materials and Methods: 150 pregnant women enrolled into this randomized controlled field trial. They were received 50 mg elemental iron daily in control group and 100 mg elemental iron weekly in other group for 12 weeks duration. Serum ferritin and serum hemoglobin was measured at the start and immediately after 12 weeks of the study. Collected data were analyzed with SPSS10 software.
Results: After 12 weeks of Iron supplementation, no significant differences were observed in serum hemoglobin (gr/dl) and serum ferritin ( g/dl) levels in daily and weekly groups (p>0.05). Also the frequency of anemia after 12 weeks in two groups was not significantly different (p>0.05).
Conclusion: According to the results and tendency of pregnant women to the weekly regime and less consumption of ferrous sulfate pills in this group, weekly regime is reccomended for suplementation.
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