Knowledge and use of folic acid supplementation: a study of Colorado women whose pregnancies were affected by a fetal neural tube defect

Callender, Elizabeth S.; Rickard, Russel; Miller, Lisa; Rinsky-Eng, Janice
June 2001
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Jun2001, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p124
Academic Journal
Conclusions: Most women who have an NTD-affected pregnancy are unaware of the national folic acid recommendations and do not follow these recommendations for subsequent pregnancies. However, such women are receptive to information about folic acid supplementation. Health care providers and public health officials should consider their role in assuring that education is provided in an effective and timely manner to women with NTD-affected pregnancies.


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