Skip to main content

Table 1 Distribution of mean blood indices and anemia prevalence by personal characteristics

From: The prevalence of nutritional anemia in pregnancy in an east Anatolian province, Turkey

  Mean   
Personal characteristics MCV (fl) MCH (pg) MCHC (g/dl) RDW(%) Htc% Hb (g/dl) Anemia prevalence# % (n) Total N
Age         
   15-19 84.9 29.1 34.2 14.2 33.6 11.5 24.3(17) 70
   20-24 85.5 29.5 34.2 13.9 33.5 11.5 27.6(77) 279
   25-29 84.9 29.2 34.3 13.9 33.8 11.6 23.9(56) 234
   30-34 85.5 29.3 34.3 14.0 33.5 11.5 30.0(48) 160
   35-39 85.5 29.5 34.4 14.2 33.0 11.4 31.8(21) 66
   ≥ 40 85.0 28.9 33.9 14.6 33.4 11.4 28.6(4) 14
Education         
   Illeterate 84.8 29.2 34.3 14.3 33.1 11.4 35.7(30) 84
   Literate & primary completed 85.2 29.2 34.2 13.9 33.6 11.5 26.2(129) 492
   Secondary school & higher education completed 85.6 29.7 34.3 14.0 33.6 11.5 25.9(64) 247
Family income (million TL)   *1      *1  
   ≤ 250 85.4 29.3 34.3 13.8 33.6 11.5 25.8(74) 287
   251-500 84.6 29.0 34.2 14.1 33.4 11.4 31.8(114) 358
   501-750 86.3 30.6 34.5 13.9 33.8 11.7 17.3(13) 75
   751-1000 86.1 29.6 34.3 14.0 34.0 11.7 21.3(16) 75
   ≥ 1000 86.9 30.0 34.5 14.6 33.9 11.7 21.4(6) 28
Social support        *1  
   Receiving 85.5 29.4 34.3 13.9 32.9 11.3 35.8(38) 106
   Not receiving 85.2 29.3 34.3 14.0 33.7 11.5 25.8(185) 717
Family structure    *1 *1    *1  
   Nuclear 85.2 29.4 34.3 14.1 33.5 11.5 29.9(144) 482
   Extended 85.4 29.2 34.2 13.9 33.7 11.5 23.2(79) 341
Gestational age *1 *1 *1   *1 *1 *1  
   Second (4-6 months) 85.9 29.7 34.5 13.9 33.8 11.7 21.2(111) 524
   Third (7-9 months) 84.2 28.6 33.9 14.2 33.1 11.2 37.5(112) 299
Number of living children        *1  
   0 85.4 29.4 34.2 14.0 33.9 11.6 25.0(85) 340
   1 85.4 29.3 34.2 14.0 33.5 11.5 26.9(61) 227
   2 85.0 29.2 34.3 14.0 33.4 11.5 29.0(40) 138
   3 85.7 29.7 34.6 13.9 33.7 11.6 18.6(11) 59
   ≥4 84.2 29.0 34.3 14.1 32.4 11.1 44.1(26) 59
PICA        *1  
   Positive 82.1 27.9 33.9 14.9 32.7 11.1 37.0(34) 92
   Negative 85.7 29.5 34.3 13.9 33.7 11.6 25.9(189) 731
Red meat, poultry, fish consumption         
   1 portion everyday 85.5 29.4 34.3 14.1 33.9 11.6 19.4(13) 67
   Less frequently 85.2 29.3 34.3 14.0 33.5 11.5 27.8(210) 756
Fruit and vegetables consumption         
   1 portion everyday 85.8 29.5 34.3 13.9 33.7 11.6 24.3(84) 346
   Less frequently 84.9 29.2 34.2 14.1 33.5 11.5 29.1(139) 477
Drinking tea at breakfast         
   Yes 85.2 29.2 34.2 14.0 33.5 11.5 27.7(205) 741
   No 86.3 30.6 34.6 14.1 33.9 11.7 22.0(18) 82
Total 85.3 29.3 34.3 14.0 33.6 11.5 27.1 823
  1. * P < 0.05, chi-square test
  2. 1 Income levels were categorized according to the Turkish Statistical
  3. Institue "household budget survey"s minimum income in 2004
  4. # Hb < 11.0 g/dl