TINGKAT KEPATUHAN IBU HAMIL TERHADAP KONSUMSI TABLET ZAT BESI SELAMA KEHAMILAN DI RUMAH SAKIT IBU DAN ANAK
The prevalence of anemia in pregnant women has not changed from 1995 to 2000. Most anemia is caused by iron deficiency, acute bleeding and even both of them also could interact with each other. In developing countries, forty percent of deaths are related to anemia during pregnancy. In Indonesia, anemia prevention programs in pregnant women have been carried out through giving of ninety iron supplement tablets during pregnancy. In this program, in North Sumatera, the incidence of anemia cases in pregnant women decreased from 2010 until 2011. However, this result obtained through the implementation of the program has not been able to reach the target, both nationally and internationally. Most pregnant women refuse and disobey for consuming iron supplements for various reasons. Descriptive research started in June 2015 until April 2016 and was conducted to find out the level of adherence of pregnant women for consumption of iron tablets during pregnancy. It was involved forty-one pregnant women who came to Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra. The level of adherence as a variable is defined as the score obtained by calculating the Pill Count. This study found that the majority of pregnant women were not compliant in consuming iron tablets.