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Study of zinc deficiency in pregnant women

Salimi, S. and Yaghmaei, M. and Joshaghani, H.R. and Mansourian, A.R. (2004) Study of zinc deficiency in pregnant women. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 33 (3). pp. 15-18. ISSN 03044556 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Zinc is one of the elements necessary for growth and health in human. Some evidences indicate that the zinc deficiency is one of real difficulties for the public health in developed and developing countries. Since the pregnant women are more at risk by the zinc deficiency, and this can cause many problems, in this study we tried to find out the rate of zinc deficiency in pregnant women within the region. This research project was analytical-descriptive study which was done on the 400 pregnant women whom referred to Zahedan Ghods hospital. A questionnaire was set up for each case which contained the following items, mother age, pregnancy age, numbers of deliveries, education, and consumption of iron tablet during pregnancy. The serum zinc level in each mother in this project was determined by atomic absorption technique. Prevalence of zinc deficiency among the pregnant women was 49%. Statistical analysis indicated that zinc deficiency had correlation with mother age, term of pregnancy and iron consumption. But zinc deficiency showed no correlation with numbers of deliveries and education. © Iranian Journal of Public Health. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Iran. J. Public Health [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Medical Laboratory, School of Allied Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical SciencesGorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iran, Mother Age, Pregnancy age, Zinc deficiency
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 06:56
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2017 11:10
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2475

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