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High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among pregnant women and their newborns in northern India.
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in India, a finding that is unexpected in a tropical country with abundant sunshine. Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy has important implications forExpand
Overt and subclinical thyroid dysfunction among Indian pregnant women and its effect on maternal and fetal outcome
PurposeThyroid disorders are among the common endocrine problems in pregnant women. It is now well established that not only overt, but subclinical thyroid dysfunction also has adverse effects onExpand
Vitamin D deficiency in rural girls and pregnant women despite abundant sunshine in northern India
Context  Vitamin D deficiency is common in urban Indians despite living in the tropics and its public health consequences are enormous. However, 70% of India is rural, and data from rural subjects,Expand
Population Health Metrics Research Consortium gold standard verbal autopsy validation study: design, implementation, and development of analysis datasets
BackgroundVerbal autopsy methods are critically important for evaluating the leading causes of death in populations without adequate vital registration systems. With a myriad of analytical and dataExpand
Impact of maternal body mass index on obstetric outcome
Aim:  The purpose of the present study was to correlate effect of maternal body mass index (BMI) on obstetric outcome. The studies conducted so far are from Western developed countries and there is aExpand
Socio Demographic Determinants and Knowledge, Attitude, Practice: Survey of Family Planning
Background: Understanding of family planning scenario among different societies and communities, which by and large reside in urban slum and rural areas, might prove useful in increasing familyExpand
Effect of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy on neonatal mineral homeostasis and anthropometry of the newborn and infant.
Hypovitaminosis D is common in India. In the present prospective partially randomised study of vitamin D (D₃) supplementation during pregnancy, subjects were randomised in the second trimester toExpand
Improving performance of the Tariff Method for assigning causes of death to verbal autopsies
BackgroundReliable data on the distribution of causes of death (COD) in a population are fundamental to good public health practice. In the absence of comprehensive medical certification of deaths,Expand
Maternal Health and Low Birth Weight among Institutional Deliveries
Research question: Whether incidence of low birth weight has declined during last two decades? Objective: To study the incidence of low birth weight and its association with maternal healthExpand
Using verbal autopsy to measure causes of death: the comparative performance of existing methods
BackgroundMonitoring progress with disease and injury reduction in many populations will require widespread use of verbal autopsy (VA). Multiple methods have been developed for assigning cause ofExpand