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Knowledge and practices of pregnant women about folic acid in pregnancy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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PMID:  20795424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study assessed the knowledge and practices about folic acid in pregnancy among pregnant women attending 2 main maternal and child health centres in Abu Dhabi. The majority of the 277 interviewed mothers (79.1%) had heard of folic acid and 46.6% had accurate knowledge about the role of folate in preventing neural tube defects. There were good practices regarding folate supplementation in the current pregnancy; most of the interviewed mothers took it daily and in the recommended dose. However, only a minority took it prior to pregnancy. Education, irrespective of age or parity, was the major factor determining better knowledge of folic acid in pregnancy.
H Al-Hossani; H Abouzeid; M M Salah; H M Farag; E Fawzy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-27     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Central Department of Maternal and Child Health, Ministry of Health, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Educational Status
Folic Acid / therapeutic use*
Food Habits
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Logistic Models
Neural Tube Defects / prevention & control*
Preconception Care
Pregnant Women / psychology*
Prenatal Care
Self Medication
United Arab Emirates
Urban Population
Vitamin B Complex / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
12001-76-2/Vitamin B Complex; 59-30-3/Folic Acid

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