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Title: Knowledge and practices of pregnant women about folic acid in pregnancy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Authors: Al Hossani, H.
Abouzeid, H.
Farag, H.M.
Fawzy, E.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
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
Description: 402-407
Keywords: Health Education
Folic Acid
Subject: Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
ISSN: 1020-3397
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