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Compliance with the consumption of iron and folate supplements by pregnant women in Mafikeng local municipality, North West province, South Africa

dc.contributor.authorMbhenyane, Xikombisoen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCherane, Matodzien_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-25T14:06:15Z
dc.date.available2018-06-25T14:06:15Z
dc.date.issued2017-11
dc.identifier.citationMbhenyane, X. & Cherane, M. 2017. Compliance with the consumption of iron and folate supplements by pregnant women in Mafikeng local municipality, North West province, South Africa. African Health Sciences, 17(3):657-670, doi:10.4314/ahs.v17i3.8
dc.identifier.issn1729-0503 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1680-6905 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4314/ahs.v17i3.8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104091
dc.descriptionCITATION: Mbhenyane, X. & Cherane, M. 2017. Compliance with the consumption of iron and folate supplements by pregnant women in Mafikeng local municipality, North West province, South Africa. African Health Sciences, 17(3):657-670, doi:10.4314/ahs.v17i3.8.
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dc.description.abstractCompliance with the consumption of iron and folate supplements by pregnant women in Mafikeng local municipality, North West province, South Africa Xikombiso Mbhenyane, Matodzi Cherane Abstract Background: Anaemia due to iron deficiency is recognized as one of the major nutritional deficiencies in women and children in developing countries. Daily iron supplementation for pregnant women is recommended in many countries. The aim of the study was to investigate the factors that contribute to compliance to the consumption of iron and folate supplements by pregnant woman in Mafikeng local municipality, North West Province, South Africa. Research Methods: A mixed method of descriptive, exploratory and cross-sectional design was used. Ten clinics were used as a sample frame where 57 pregnant women and 10 health workers were purposefully and conveniently selected. Quantitative techniques were used to collect data on attendance, consumption and nutrition knowledge using the self-reported questionnaire by pregnant women, and structured interview for health workers. Qualitative design was used to conduct in - depth focus-group discussions to gather information on compliance to the consumption of supplements by pregnant women. Findings: The findings of the study revealed good antenatal clinic attendance, availability of supplements and 93% compliance to the consumption of iron and folate supplements. Recommendations: High compliance to the consumption of iron and folate supplements by pregnant women was reported, and this should be reinforced.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29085393
dc.format.extent14 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherMakerere University, Faculty of Medicine
dc.subjectDietary supplementsen_ZA
dc.subjectFolic aciden_ZA
dc.subjectIronen_ZA
dc.subjectPregnancy -- Nutritional aspectsen_ZA
dc.titleCompliance with the consumption of iron and folate supplements by pregnant women in Mafikeng local municipality, North West province, South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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