Motivators and barriers to prenatal supplement use among minority women in the United States.

@article{Tessema2009MotivatorsAB,
  title={Motivators and barriers to prenatal supplement use among minority women in the United States.},
  author={Judith Tessema and Maria Elena D Jefferds and Mary E Cogswell and Ewa Carlton},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={102-8}
}
Minority women in the United States are at a higher risk of iron deficiency and less likely to report use of prenatal supplements compared with non-Hispanic white women. Little information exists on the perceived benefits and barriers to prenatal supplement use. We analyzed the results of 12 focus groups conducted with African-American and Hispanic women (n=104). Groups were equally divided into consistent (five to seven times per week for 3 or more months) and inconsistent (zero to four times… CONTINUE READING

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