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[Literature Library] Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among Chinese pregnant women

[Literature Library] Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among Chinese pregnant women

Vitamin D status among pregnancy women in Shanghai, China, was examined at 16 weeks of gestation. Vitamin D deficiency was reported in 32.58% women (7,526 out of 23,100) whereas 33.11% (7,649 out of 23,100) had vitamin D inadequacy. Vitamin D deficiency was associated with various factors including age, milk consumption, use of vitamin D supplement, education level, etc. Vitamin D deficiency was also closely related to undesirable maternal and infant outcomes.

 

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Reference

Yang L, et al. Iran J Public Health. 2018 Aug;47(8):145–1150.

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