|Title:||Knowledge and practices of pregnant women about folic acid in pregnancy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Authors:||Al Hossani, H.|
|Abstract:||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|
|Subject:||Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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