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Dietary intake and nutritional status of pregnant women enrolled in the Mexican Institute of Social Security, living in a peri-urban area of Mexico City
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PMID:  15847143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To identify the combinations and type of foods consumed, energy intake, nutrients and nutritional status in pregnant women. METHODOLOGY: One hundred and twelve primiparous women, who attended prenatal care at a primary care clinic located in the metropolitan area of Mexico City were included. Information about dietary intake was collected through a 24-hour recall questionnaire. Energy intake, nutritional intake and appropriateness of nutritional intake were assessed. Nutritional status was evaluated through expected weight for height according to gestational age. RESULTS: Average age was of 22 +/- 4.1 years and mean duration of pregnancy of 28 weeks. There was an adequate intake of energy, thiamine, riboflavin and calcium; whereas a low intake of iron, folate and zinc was observed, 47% of pregnant women were overweighted. CONCLUSIONS: A poor variety in dietary intake was identified, as well as inadequacies in mineral and vitamin intake; additionally, an inadequate nutritional status was found in more than 50% of pregnant women.
Rosa Isela Ramos Hernández; Guillermina Romero Quechol; Hortensia Reyes Morales; Ricardo Pérez Cuevas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ginecología y obstetricia de México     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0300-9041     ISO Abbreviation:  Ginecol Obstet Mex     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-25     Completed Date:  2005-05-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376552     Medline TA:  Ginecol Obstet Mex     Country:  Mexico    
Other Details:
Languages:  spa     Pagination:  3-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unidad de investigación en epidemiología nutricional, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social.
Vernacular Title:
Alimentación y estado nutricio de mujeres embarazadas derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social en un area suburbana de la Ciudad de México.
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MeSH Terms
Energy Intake
Nutritional Status*
Prenatal Care
Primary Health Care
Socioeconomic Factors

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