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Title: Vitamin D concentrations in pregnant women with diabetes attending for antenatal care in Far North Queensland
Contributor(s): Cheng, Hon C (author); de Costa, Caroline (author); McLean, Anna (author); Woods, Cindy  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1111/ajo.12176
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Abstract: Serum concentrations of vitamin D were measured in 101 pregnant women with diabetes, both pre-existing and gestational, who attended for antenatal care in Cairns Base Hospital. Eighty-two (81.2%) had sufficient concentrations of vitamin D, 12 (11.9%) had levels indicating insufficiency and 7 (6.9%) were deficient. These findings contrast with those in the general population of pregnant women in the region, among whom 93.1% have been shown to have sufficient levels. The study contributes to the ongoing debate around the need for universal antenatal vitamin D screening in Australia.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54(3), p. 275-278
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1479-828X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111404 Reproduction
111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 321503 Reproduction
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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