Nutrition awareness of folic acid among Thai women

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dc.contributor.advisor Kandiah, Jayanthi en_US Strahley, Monica L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:40:02Z 2011-06-03T19:40:02Z 2003 en_US 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2003 .S77 en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to determine Thai women's nutrition awareness of folic acid and its role in the prevention of neural tube defects. Three hundred and two Thai women between 18-45 years completed a 30 itemized survey. There was a significant lack of nutrition awareness of folic acid. Many women (n= 274; 91.9%) had not heard of neural tube defects (NTD) and only 8.1 % (n=24) had heard of spina bifida/NTD. More than 50% (n=176) were unaware of NTD. Only 11.6% of the women (n=35) thought consuming vitamins during pregnancy would reduce the risk of birth defects. More than 80% of the women reported the best time to take folic acid supplement was during pregnancy. Less than 20% of the women indicated taking folic acid supplement before or after pregnancy. In this population, nutrition awareness of folic acid was minimal.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.format.extent iv, 57, [10] leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Folic acid in human nutrition. en_US
dc.title Nutrition awareness of folic acid among Thai women en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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