Vitamin D levels in pregnant women booking for antenatal care in Far North Queensland

Bendall, Alexa, De Costa, Caroline, Woods, Cindy, and Howat, Paul (2012) Vitamin D levels in pregnant women booking for antenatal care in Far North Queensland. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52 (4). pp. 391-394.

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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.

Item ID: 20929
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1479-828X
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012 00:23
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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