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Introduction and Objectives: Marriage is the most important decisions in life and marital satisfaction is its most important component. Marital satisfaction is one of the determinants of mental health and life quality. Anxiety as a mental disorder may have impact on the quality of the marital state. Given the impact of marital satisfaction in enhancing family relationships and the important role of women in community health, this study aimed to evaluate the relation between marital satisfaction and anxiety in women referred to health centers in Birjand. Methods: This study was a cross sectional study. The study population was all the women attending to family planning health centers in Birjand in 2012. By using multistage sampling method, 330 participants were chosen for this study. All the participants have filled Catelli Anxiety Questionnaire and Enrich satisfaction questionnaire. Data were analyzed by use of SPSS19 software. Pearson correlation test and regression analysis were used with the significance level of less than 0.05 percent. Results: The mean age of subjects was 31.43 years. There was a significant relation between age and marital status (p <0.05). There was also a significant relation between educational level and marital satisfaction. According to our results, people with higher education had higher satisfaction. As the relationship between satisfaction and anxiety were significant (p <0.05), higher levels of satisfaction had lesser anxiety and vice versa. Relationship between education level and number of children was significant either. Conclusion: According to our findings and the significant relation between anxiety and marital satisfaction, it seems necessary to pay much more attention to anxiety in health centers. Also, according to the relationship between marital satisfaction and knowledge, it’s recommended for health care providers to increase satisfaction in couples with an increase in knowledge and awareness of women among marital problems.