Associação entre deficiência de vitamina A e situação sociodemográfica de mães e recém-nascidos

@inproceedings{Ramalho2006AssociaoED,
  title={Associaç{\~a}o entre defici{\^e}ncia de vitamina A e situaç{\~a}o sociodemogr{\'a}fica de m{\~a}es e rec{\'e}m-nascidos},
  author={R. A. Ramalho and Hernando Flores and Elizabeth Accioly and Cl{\'a}udia Saunders},
  year={2006}
}
BACKGROUND: Retinol was determined spectrophotometrically in the blood of 291 mothers at delivery and in the umbilical cord of the newborn. The mothers came from different socioeconomic strata in Rio de Janeiro. METHODS: Levels of retinol were determined using spectrophotometry (Bessey et al). RESULTS: The circulation levels of retinol were low (below 1.05 µmol/L) in 22.0% of the mothers and in 54.2% of the newborn. A close association was found between low levels in the mothers' serum and… CONTINUE READING

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