Knowledge and practices of pregnant women about folic acid in pregnancy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
AbstractThis 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
Al Hossani, H., Abouzeid, H., Salah,M.M., Farag, H.M. & Fawzy, E. (2010). Knowledge and practices of pregnant women about folic acid in pregnancy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117885
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (4), 402-407, 2010
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