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Periconceptional use of folic acid amongst women of advanced maternal age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10215070     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between February 1994 and February 1997 a group of 881 women completed a questionnaire on the use of folic acid. During the study period the percentage of women who had been informed about the benefits of folic acid rose from 41 per cent to 90 per cent and the percentage taking supplementation rose from 18 per cent to 60 per cent. Nevertheless, few women used folic acid at the right time and dose and although 90 per cent would have been willing to follow recommendations, correct use did not exceed 25 per cent. It is concluded that effective folic acid supplementation requires food fortification rather than information provided by healthcare workers.
H Brandenburg; M A Traas; J Laudy; N Ursem; A M Westerveld; J W Wladimiroff
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0197-3851     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-22     Completed Date:  1999-06-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Prenatal Diagnosis and Obstetrics, Academic Hospital Dijkzigt, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Folic Acid / administration & dosage*
Food, Fortified
Health Behavior*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Maternal Age
Middle Aged
Neural Tube Defects / prevention & control*
Preconception Care*
Pregnancy, High-Risk
Prenatal Care*
Reg. No./Substance:
59-30-3/Folic Acid
Comment In:
Prenat Diagn. 1999 Oct;19(10):996-7   [PMID:  10521834 ]

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