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Title: Vitamin D levels in pregnant women booking for antenatal care in Far North Queensland
Contributor(s): Bendall, Alexa (author); de Costa, Caroline (author); Woods, Cindy  (author)orcid ; Howat, Paul (author)
Publication Date: 2012
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01423.x
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Abstract: Serum concentrations of vitamin D were measured in pregnant women booking for antenatal care in Cairns Base Hospital, Queensland. Of 116 women, none was found to be vitamin D deficient. With a threshold of 50 nmol/L, no woman demonstrated vitamin D insufficiency; with a threshold of 75 nmol/L, 6.9% would have mild insufficiency. Further investigation into vitamin D concentrations of women living in northern Australia is required before recommendations are made for universal vitamin D screening of all pregnant women in Australia.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52(4), p. 391-394
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1479-828X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 321502 Obstetrics and gynaecology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920507 Women's Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200509 Women's and maternal health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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