Nutritional anaemia in women

About half of all women aged from 15 to 49 and two-thirds of the pregnant women in the developing countries are anaemic, suffering from a deficiency of one or more essential nutrients, chiefly of iron. Severe anaemia in pregnancy increases the risk of maternal mortality. Mild or moderate anaemia impairs well-being, reduces maximal work capacity and adversely affects work performance.
Broader Problems:
Nutritional anaemias
Narrower Problems:
Anaemia of pregnancy
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender Equality
Date of last update
05.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST