Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women and their neonates in spring time in western Turkey


HALICIOGLU O., AKŞİT S. , KOÇ F. , AKMAN S. A. , ALBUDAK E., YAPRAK I., ...More

PAEDIATRIC AND PERINATAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol.26, no.1, pp.53-60, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-3016.2011.01238.x
  • Title of Journal : PAEDIATRIC AND PERINATAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-60

Abstract

Although Turkey is located in a sunny region, vitamin D deficiency is still a serious health problem in pregnant women and their infants, especially among the low socioeconomic status Turkish population. This study was carried out in order to measure serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH)D] concentrations of the pregnant women in the last trimester and in their neonates at delivery and to determine the factors associated with maternal serum 25(OH) D concentrations.