A survey of haemoglobin concentration in pregnancy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Sill, P.R.; White, J.C.; Cheetham, J.M.

Papua and New Guinea Medical Journal 29(3): 221-224


The haemoglobin concentrations for 600 maternity cases were studied. Anaemia in pregnancy was found to be common, with patients from Central and Gulf Provinces having slightly lower mean haemoglobin concentrations than patients with highland provinces. No relationship was found between parity and haemoglobin concentration.