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

  • Violah Chepkorir Ngeno Kabarak University
  • Violah Chepkorir ngeno Kabarak University
  • wesley bor Kipkorir Kabarak university
  • chebiwot kipsaina kipsaina Kabarak university


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

Key words:Maternal determinants, Iron deficiency anaemia, pregnant women, migratory community

Author Biographies

Violah Chepkorir Ngeno, Kabarak University
Department of Human Nutrition and dietetics
Violah Chepkorir ngeno, Kabarak University

School of Medicine & Health Sciences,

Department of Human Nutrition & Dietetics

wesley bor Kipkorir, Kabarak university
department of human nutrition and dietetics
chebiwot kipsaina kipsaina, Kabarak university
deparment of public health



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How to Cite
Ngeno, V. C., ngeno, V. C., Kipkorir, wesley bor, & kipsaina, chebiwot kipsaina. (2019). Maternal Determinants of Iron Deficiency Anaemia among pregnant women in migratory community, Narok county. Kabarak Journal of Research & Innovation, 8(1), 39-48. Retrieved from