Folic acid supplement use in the prevention of neural tube defects.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/296171
Title:
Folic acid supplement use in the prevention of neural tube defects.
Authors:
Delany, C; McDonnell, R; Robson, M; Corcoran, S; Fitzpatrick, C; De La Harpe, D
Affiliation:
RCSI, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.
Citation:
Folic acid supplement use in the prevention of neural tube defects. 2011, 104 (1):12-5 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish medical journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/296171
PubMed ID:
21387878
Abstract:
In 2008, planned folic acid fortification for the prevention of Neural Tube Defects (NTD) was postponed. Concurrently, the economic recession may have affected dietary folic acid intake, placing increased emphasis on supplement use. This study examined folic acid supplement use in 2009. A cross-sectional survey of 300 ante-natal women was undertaken to assess folic acid knowledge and use. Associations between demographic, obstetric variables and folic acid knowledge and use were examined. A majority, 284/297 (96%), had heard of folic acid, and 178/297 (60%) knew that it could prevent NTD. Most, 270/297 (91%) had taken it during their pregnancy, but only 107/297 (36%) had used it periconceptionally. Being older, married, planned pregnancy and better socioeconomic status were associated with periconceptional use. Periconceptional folic acid use in 2009 was very low, little changed from economic status were associated with periconceptional use. Periconceptional folic acid use in 2009 was very low, little changed from earlier years. Continuous promotion efforts are necessary. Close monitoring of folic acid intake and NTD rates is essential, particularly in the absence of fortification.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Cross-Sectional Studies; Dietary Supplements; Female; Folic Acid; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Neural Tube Defects; Pregnancy; Socioeconomic Factors; Vitamin B Complex
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDelany, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorRobson, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorcoran, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDe La Harpe, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-16T10:31:59Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-16T10:31:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-01-
dc.identifier.citationFolic acid supplement use in the prevention of neural tube defects. 2011, 104 (1):12-5 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21387878-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/296171-
dc.description.abstractIn 2008, planned folic acid fortification for the prevention of Neural Tube Defects (NTD) was postponed. Concurrently, the economic recession may have affected dietary folic acid intake, placing increased emphasis on supplement use. This study examined folic acid supplement use in 2009. A cross-sectional survey of 300 ante-natal women was undertaken to assess folic acid knowledge and use. Associations between demographic, obstetric variables and folic acid knowledge and use were examined. A majority, 284/297 (96%), had heard of folic acid, and 178/297 (60%) knew that it could prevent NTD. Most, 270/297 (91%) had taken it during their pregnancy, but only 107/297 (36%) had used it periconceptionally. Being older, married, planned pregnancy and better socioeconomic status were associated with periconceptional use. Periconceptional folic acid use in 2009 was very low, little changed from economic status were associated with periconceptional use. Periconceptional folic acid use in 2009 was very low, little changed from earlier years. Continuous promotion efforts are necessary. Close monitoring of folic acid intake and NTD rates is essential, particularly in the absence of fortification.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshDietary Supplements-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFolic Acid-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshNeural Tube Defects-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors-
dc.subject.meshVitamin B Complex-
dc.titleFolic acid supplement use in the prevention of neural tube defects.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRCSI, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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