Correlation Between Micronutrient Intake and Hemoglobin Preconception Women

Yekti, Rahayu and Bukhari, Agussalim and Jafar, Nurhaedar and Thaha, Abdul Razak (2018) Correlation Between Micronutrient Intake and Hemoglobin Preconception Women. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 9 (12). pp. 671-675. ISSN 0976 0245

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The preconception period is the time to prepare for pregnancy, and it is prone to anemia. While iron deficiency is considered the main cause of nutritional anemia, changes in vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid and zinc status are also associated with the formation and hemoglobin levels. This study aims to determine the relationship between intake of iron, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid and zinc with hemoglobin levels in preconception women in Banggai Regency from October 2016 to April 2017. This study was cross-sectional study design. Using data from a 24-hour food recall assessment, measuring the daily intake for each respondent of 132 preconception women in three sub-districts in Banggai Regency. Micronutrient intake was obtained by comparing nutritional intake with the table of the Nutrient Adequacy Rate (NAR) 2013. Hemoglobin levels were measured by the cyanmethaemoglobin method. The result of this study, the proportion of RDA is below-estimated average needs. As a result, the average hemoglobin level was 12.67 ± 1.24 g/dl. There were 20% anemia, from anemia respondents suffering from mild anemia (16%) and moderate anemia (4%). With the Pearson correlation test, there was no significant relationship between iron (r=0.056), vitamin B6 (r=0,06), vitamin B12 (r=0.085), folic acid (r=0.062) and zinc intake with hemoglobin levels. In conclusion, the most preconception women are still at risk of lacking micronutrients such as iron, zinc, folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6. Prenatal counseling about the importance of nutrition for the health of pregnant women and their babies are needed. Keywords: preconception women, micronutrient intake

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MEDICINE > Internal medicine
MEDICINE > Gynecology and obstetrics > Sterilization of women
Depositing User: Ms Sari Mentari Simanjuntak
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 02:55
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2021 02:55

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