Vitamin D concentrations in pregnant women with diabetes attending for antenatal care in Far North Queensland

Cheng, Hon C., de Costa, Caroline, McLean, Anna, and Woods, Cindy (2014) Vitamin D concentrations in pregnant women with diabetes attending for antenatal care in Far North Queensland. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54 (3). pp. 275-278.

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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.

Item ID: 33850
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1479-828X
Keywords: diabetes, pregnancy, Queensland Australia, vitamin D levels
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 00:44
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 100%
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