INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of iron, vitamin D and multivitamin supplement usage among pregnant women and the factors associated with it.
METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between March 15, 2018 and September 30, 2018 among a total of 400 pregnant women by the questionnaire form consisted of 27 questions. Hemoglobin values below 11g/dl were considered as anemia.
RESULTS: The mean age of the pregnant women was 28.2±5.2 years, and 170 (42.5%) of them had anemia. Among the pregnant women, 302 (75.5%) had been recommended to use iron, 208 (52.0%) had been recommended to use Vit D and 308 (77.0%) had been recommended to use multivitamin. Among the pregnant women 250 (62.5%) of them use iron, 146 (36.5%) of them use vitamin D and 262 (65.5%) of them use multivitamin.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Although programs for iron and vitamin D have been carried out for many years, the use of vitamin D and iron in pregnant women were not at the desired level. Although there is not a routine recommendation, multivitamin use during pregnancy was found to be quite common.