Second trimester folate status and preterm birth.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to show that maternal folate status during pregnancy may be related to preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN: Women were recruited at 24 to 29 weeks' gestation from 1995 to 2000 into the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition Study. Those who completed an interview and a food frequency questionnaire, or provided a blood sample for radioassay of serum (n = 2026) and red blood cell (n = 1034) folate were included. RESULTS: Mean daily dietary folate intake was 463 microg (SD +/- 248). Intake

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Siega-Riz, AM; Savitz, DA; Zeisel, SH; Thorp, JM; Herring, A

Published Date

  • December 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 191 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1851 - 1857

PubMed ID

  • 15592264

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15592264

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6868

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9378

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajog.2004.07.076


  • eng