Epidemiology of Anemia in Pregnant Women in the Coastal Region of the North Buton Regency, Southeast Sulawesi


Anemia in pregnant women is one of the most common pregnancy problems and affects the health of mothers and babies. The objective of this study was to determine the epidemiology of anemia in pregnant women in the coastal area of the North Buton Regency. This research is a quantitative research using secondary data. Data of anemia in pregnant women from 2016 to 2020 was obtained from the North Buton District Health Office. The prevalence of anemia in pregnant women in North Buton Regency was very high. Most pregnant women suffer from mild anemia with an Hb value of 8-11 mg/dL. Kulisusu District had the highest number of pregnant women with anemia. The high prevalence of anemia in pregnancy requires urgent intervention to prevent complications to mother and baby.

Keywords: Anemia, pregnant women, coastal areas

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