Vitamin D deficiency/ insufficiency and some of its related factors in a sample of Iraqi pregnant women and their neonates at Al-Elwiya Maternity Teaching Hospital during 2019

  • Ali Abdul Razzak Obaid University of Baghdad/ Al-Kindy College of Medicine
  • Mohammed Jalal Hussein
Keywords: deficiency/ insufficiency factors, pregnant women, neonates

Abstract

In their cross-sectional study, Al-Rubaye et al studied the extent of vitamin D (VD) deficiency/ insufficiency, factors affecting its degree, and the adverse outcomes of the altered VD status among a group of mothers and their neonates from Baghdad, Iraq. They found that 96.6% of the mothers had VD deficiency/ insufficiency compared to 86.4% in their neonates. Maternal VD levels and neonatal weights were significantly correlated with neonatal VD levels. We believe that the study results need to be revised. This is based  two points listed in this letter to editor

Published
2021-12-30
How to Cite
Obaid, A., & Hussein, M. (2021). Vitamin D deficiency/ insufficiency and some of its related factors in a sample of Iraqi pregnant women and their neonates at Al-Elwiya Maternity Teaching Hospital during 2019. AL-Kindy College Medical Journal, 17(3), 194-195. https://doi.org/10.47723/kcmj.v17i3.673

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