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Volume 12, Issue 6 (November-December 2013)                   Payesh 2013, 12(6): 649-656 | Back to browse issues page

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Azita goshtasebi, Mynoor Lamyian, Lida Moghaddam Banaem, Ebrahim Hajizadeh. Evaluation of the relationship between micronutrients and adverse pregnancy outcomes: design, and methodology. Payesh. 2013; 12 (6) :649-656
1- Family Health Group, Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research (ACECR), Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Midwifery & Reproductive Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (4295 Views)
Objective (s): To investigate the relationship between dietary intake of iron, zinc, calcium, maternal serum concentration of iron, zinc, calcium, lead and pregnancy outcomes.
Methods: This paper presents the design, and methodology applied in the current study. In a prospective longitudinal study, 1033 pregnant women from 10 hospitals in Tehran were followed up from 14 to 20 weeks of pregnancy to 24 hours after delivery.
Results: Questionnaire data, anthropometric measurements and blood samples were collected and the follow-up for adverse pregnancy outcomes estimated.
Conclusion: The important features distinguishing this study from previous ones are discussed. This paper provides important information on micronutrients and pregnancy outcomes. In addition, it is hoped that the findings of this study will help health care providers to make evidence based decisions about micronutrients supplementation during pregnancy.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2013/11/9 | ePublished ahead of print: 2013/11/16 | Published: 2013/11/15

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