Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice among Women and Doctors Concerning the Use of Folic Acid

@inproceedings{Auriel2011KnowledgeAA,
  title={Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice among Women and Doctors Concerning the Use of Folic Acid},
  author={Eithan Auriel and Aya Biderman and Ilana Belmaker and Tamar Freud and Roni Peleg},
  booktitle={ISRN obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2011}
}
Background and Objective. Daily folic acid intake, prior to conception and in early pregnancy, significantly reduces neural tube defects (NTDs). We compared folic acid consumption among Jewish and Bedouin women and the recommendations of family physicians and gynecologists. Methods. We compared 64 Muslim Bedouin women and 65 Jewish women. We also compared 39 gynecologists and 60 family physicians. Results. Fifty-one Jewish women (78.5%) took folic acid during pregnancy, but only seven (10.8… CONTINUE READING

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