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Factors associated with anaemia among pregnant women in Rwanda: an analysis of the Rwanda demographic and health survey of 2020
Authors: Lilian Nuwabaine, Joseph Kawuki, Livingstone Kamoga, Quraish Sserwanja, Ghislaine Gatasi, Elorm Donkor, Linet M Mutisya and John Baptist Asiimwe
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth , Volume 24: DOI:
Topic(s): Anemia
Pregnancy outcomes
Women's health
Country: Africa
Published: APR 2024
Abstract: Background: Anaemia in pregnancy is associated with several adverse outcomes for mothers and newborns, as well as their families. In this study, we assessed the prevalence of anaemia and the associated factors among pregnant women in Rwanda. Methods: Secondary data from the 2020 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS) was used. Multistage stratified sampling was used to select 435 pregnant women included in the study. Anaemia among pregnant women was defined as a haemoglobin value?