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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020


Awareness and Use of Preconception Folic Acid among Antenatal Mothers: A Descriptive Study in Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

Marami Baishya, Supriya Das


Abstract: Folic acid consumption during pre-conception period is necessary for reducing the incidence of neural tube defect (NTD) in addition to other structural congenital anomalies such defects add a burden to families and society. A cross-sectional study was conducted to obtain awareness and use of preconception folic acid intake among antenatal women. Result showed that, (70 %) Maximum woman do not had idea about the role of folic acid during pregnancy. Majority (74 %) do not had knowledge about the appropriate time to take folic acid.


Keywords: Folic Acid, Pre-conception, congenital anomalies, Neural Tube defect, antenatal women


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020,


Pages: 844 - 845


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Marami Baishya, Supriya Das, "Awareness and Use of Preconception Folic Acid among Antenatal Mothers: A Descriptive Study in Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR201108192556, Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020, 844 - 845

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