Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600


Abbassia Demmouche

Abbassia Demmouche
PhD in Biology at the University Djillali Liabes,

  • Research Article
    Calcium Deficiency among Pregnant Women and their Newborns in Sidi Bel Abbes Region, Algeria
    Author(s): Amina Imene Benali and Abbassia DemmoucheAmina Imene Benali and Abbassia Demmouche

    Background: Calcium deficiency is common in pregnant women and newborn infants. There are few data about the prevalence of calcium deficiency during pregnancy and infancy in Algeria. We assessed calcium status of pregnant women and their neonates in Sidi Bel Abbes, west of Algeria. The current study aimed to determine the prevalence of hypocalcemia in pregnancy and in their new born and to correlate maternal calcium status with neonates’ calcium and birth weight. Methods: A prospective study was conducted during five months (January to May 2014), on a representative sample of 900 pregnant women (in the third trimesters) attending MCH center in sidi bel abbes region, west of Algeria. Maternal serum and birth serum calcium, birth weight were studied in 900 mother-neonate pairs. Results: The prevalence of hypocalcaemia in pregnant women was 70.55%. It is noted that 43% (or 387) are.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000318

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