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Journal ID : TMJ-05-03-2022-11174
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Title : Iraqi Pregnant Women’s Awareness about Folic Acid Intake in Prevention of Neural Tube Defect

Abstract :

Birth defects including neural tube defect have a major impact on the lives of affected children and their families. And to reduce the risk of having neural tube defect during pregnancy, women recommended 400 - 800 microgram per day taken at least 2 - 3 months before get conception until the end of the 1st trimester. The aims of this study was to determine the level of awareness of folic acid supplementation amongst Iraqi pregnant women. A descriptive study was conducted during the period of 10th July 2021 to 5th October 2021. The study sample was non probability (purposive sample) used to collect the data from 200 Iraqi pregnancies. Electronic questionnaire was used and designed based on the literature review. Descriptive statistical analyses were used to analyze the data.

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