AssociationofTotalAntioxidantStatuswithSeverityofAnaemiainPregnancyinOgun state,Nigeria

AssociationofTotalAntioxidantStatuswithSeverityofAnaemiainPregnancyinOgun state,Nigeria

Author by Dr. Mathias A Emokpae

Journal/Publisher: :journal Of Medical Discovery

Volume/Edition: 3

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 8

Abstract

Anaemia in pregnancy is a global public health challenge and contributes to increased generation of free radicals and decreased antioxidant status of pregnant women. This study evaluates the level of total antioxidant status (TAS) in uncomplicated pregnancy and its relationship with the levels of anemia severity in pregnant women.. Full blood count and totalantioxidantstatus(TAS) were determined in 1200pregnantwomen recruited fromthree healthinstitutionsin Shagamu, Ijebu Ode and Abeokuta in Ogun State, Nigeria. Total antioxidant status was analyzed using reagent supplied by Randox Laboratories, Crumlin, England while full blood count was assayed using Coulter counter cell dye auto-analyzed byAbott diagnostics (Wiesbaden, Germany). The demographic and clinical history was obtained using structured questionnaire. The levels of the measured variables were compared between anaemic and non-anaemic pregnant women while TAS was correlated with the severity of anaemia. Total antioxidant status was significantly lower (p<0 r=0.128;p r=0.237;p r=0.321;p>


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