Awareness and Intake of Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects Among Lebanese Women of Childbearing Age

@article{Hage2010AwarenessAI,
  title={Awareness and Intake of Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects Among Lebanese Women of Childbearing Age},
  author={Claudine Nasr Hage and Maya Jalloul and Mohamad Sabbah and S. Maurice Adib},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={16},
  pages={258-265}
}
Since the early 1990s, international recommendations have promoted folic acid supplementation during the periconception period as an effective way of preventing neural tube defects (NTDs). However, the adoption of this recommendation remains insufficient. To assess the awareness and actual intake of folic acid among married Lebanese women aged 18–45 years, a cross-sectional study was conducted among 600 women selected from all five administrative districts in Lebanon, using a multistage cluster… CONTINUE READING

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