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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine Using of Iron, Vitamin D, Multivitamin in Pregnant Women and the Related Factors [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. 2021; 4(1): 17-25 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2020.88700

Using of Iron, Vitamin D, Multivitamin in Pregnant Women and the Related Factors

Sümbüle Köksoy1, Emine Öncü1, Aysun Kazak2, Gamze Aktaş3
1Department of Public Health Nursing, Mersin University Nursing Faculty, Mersin, Turkey
2Department of Medical Services and Techniques, Gumushane University, Vocational School of Health Services, Gümüşhane, Turkey
3Department of Intensive Care, Mersin City Training and Research Hospital, Mersin, Turkey

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.

Keywords: Iron, nursing, pregnant women, vitamin D, vitamins

Sümbüle Köksoy, Emine Öncü, Aysun Kazak, Gamze Aktaş. Using of Iron, Vitamin D, Multivitamin in Pregnant Women and the Related Factors. anatol j fm. 2021; 4(1): 17-25

Corresponding Author: Sümbüle Köksoy, Türkiye
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