Abstract

Deficiency anemia is a type of anemia that occurs due to a lack of iron which is needed in the body for hemoglobin synthesis. Normal humans need iron in the body about 26mg per day, this is needed in the process of forming red blood cells. The formulation of the problem in this study is whether there is a correlation between the compliance of pregnant women in consuming iron tablets with anemia in the work area of ​​the Muara Batu Community Health Center, Aceh Utara District in 2019. The research design used in this study was an analytic survey with a cross sectional approach. This is done to explore how and why this phenomenon occurs, and to study the relationship between the independent variable and the dependent variable. In this study, the compliance of pregnant women in consuming Fe tablets as the independent variable and anemia as the dependent variable. This research was conducted in the Work Area of ​​the Muara Batu Puskesmas, Aceh Utara District, which was conducted from June to September 2019. The population in this study was 126 people. Sampling in this study using the Slovin formula, so the samples obtained were 56 people, sampling using the Accidental Sampling technique. The results of the study. Based on table 4, it shows that of the 40 respondents who consumed Fe tablets disobediently, 32 respondents (100%) had mild anemia, and 2 respondents (100%) had severe anemia. There were 5 respondents (100%) who had compliant Fe tablet consumption and 1 respondent (100%) who had mild anemia with a p-value of 0,000. Conclusion There is a relationship between the compliance of pregnant women in consuming iron tablets with anemia in the Work Area of ​​the Community Health Service in Muara Batu, Aceh Utata District 2019.