Maternal Determinants of Iron Deficiency Anaemia among pregnant women in migratory community, Narok county


  • Violah Chepkorir Ngeno Kabarak University
  • Wesley Bor Kabarak University
  • Chebiwot Kipsaina Kipsain Kabarak University



Maternal determinants, Iron deficiency anaemia, pregnant women, migratory community


Backround: Globally Iron deficienc anaemiahas been known to have negativeeffects of more than 2 billion people (WHO,2011).In addition,other studies have reported that anaemiacontributes to 20% of all maternaleaths (Tyaga, Kaushik & Ranga, 2016).

Objective: To identify maternal determinantsof Iron deficiency anaemia among pregnant women in migratory community, Narok county

Design: A cross sectional study design was adopted

Setting: Antenatal care clinic at Ewaso ngiro health centre

Study Participants: Pregnant women aged 15-49 years

Results:There was a statistical significance between age,education and parity status

Conclusion: Maternal determinants of IDA wereage, education and parity

Recommendation: There is need for a longitudinal study on the effect ofsocio-cultural practices on Iron deficiency naemia


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Author Biographies

Violah Chepkorir Ngeno, Kabarak University

Department of Human Nutrition and dietetics

Wesley Bor, Kabarak University

department of human nutrition and dietetics

Chebiwot Kipsaina Kipsain, Kabarak University

deparment of public health


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How to Cite

Violah Chepkorir Ngeno, Wesley Bor, & Chebiwot Kipsaina Kipsain. (2019). Maternal Determinants of Iron Deficiency Anaemia among pregnant women in migratory community, Narok county. Kabarak Journal of Research & Innovation, 8(1), 39–48.

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