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Deficiencies of the microelements, folate and vitamin B12 in women of the child bearing ages in Gorgan, Northern Iran

Sedehi, M. and Behnampour, N. and Jafar Golalipour, M. (2013) Deficiencies of the microelements, folate and vitamin B12 in women of the child bearing ages in Gorgan, Northern Iran. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 7 (6). pp. 1102-1104. ISSN 2249782X (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: The deficiencies of folic acid, vitamin B12, and microelements during pregnancy may affect the health of newborns. Objectives: To assess the serum levels of folate, vitamin B12, iron, zinc and copper in healthy women of the childbearing ages in Gorgan, northern Iran. Methodology: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out on 100 women of childbearing ages in northern Iran during November 2007-March 2008. The serum levels of folate, vitamin B12, iron, copper and zinc were evaluated by laboratory tests. Results: Iron, copper, folate, vitamin B12 deficiencies and folate with vitamin B12 deficiency were detected in 13%, 32%, 13%, 32% and 11% women of the childbearing ages, respectively. According to the ethnicity, vitamin B12, folate and iron deficiencies in the Sistani group were observed in 38.3%, 12.9% and 12.9% of the women, respectively. In the native Fars group, the above mentioned deficiencies were found in 31.1%, 13.4% and 7.5% of the subjects. Folate and vitamin B12 deficiencies were observed in the urban habitant in 32.7% and 11.5% of the subjects as compared to those in the rural habitant (in 30.4% and 15.2%of the subjects respectively). The folate deficiencies in the under and above 18 years old subjects were 22.2% and 9.9%, respectively. Conclusions: This study showed that the deficiency of the micronutrients was considerable in women of the childbearing ages in Gorgan, northern Iran.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Clin. Diagn. Res. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Gorgan Congenital Malformations Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Childbearing age, Folate, Iran, Iron, Microelements, Vitamin B12, Woman, copper, cyanocobalamin, folic acid, iron, trace element, zinc, adult, article, copper blood level, cross-sectional study, cyanocobalamin deficiency, descriptive research, ethnicity, female, folic acid blood level, folic acid deficiency, human, Iran, iron blood level, laboratory test, nutritional deficiency, pregnancy, urban rural difference, vitamin blood level, zinc blood level
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 08:39
Last Modified: 10 May 2015 16:24
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1884

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