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 Concentrations of Serum Zinc, Hemoglobin and Ferritin among PregnantWomen and their Effects on Birth Outcomes in Kashan, Iran

Author(s): Mansoureh Samimi | Zohreh Azarbad | Zatollah Asemi | Mohsen Taghizadeh | Abbas Rahimi-Foroushani | Shadi Sarahroodi

Journal: Oman Medical Journal
ISSN 1999-768X

Volume: 27;
Issue: 856396;
Start page: 40;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Zinc | hemoglobin | Birth Weight | Birth height | Birth head circumference

 Objectives: Zinc and Iron are essential micronutrients in fetusgrowth and development. The aim of this study was to assess therelationship of maternal serum Zinc, Hemoglobin and Ferritinlevels with their newborns weight, height and head circumference.Methods: This cross sectional-analytical study carried out amongpregnant women referred to Naghavi Polyclinic, Kashan, Iranfrom November 2009 to October 2010. One hundred and twentyninepregnant women in the third trimester were selected andanthropometric factors of their newborns (weight, height and headcircumference) and their relation to serum Zn, Hemoglobin andFerritin concentrations were assessed.Results: Serum Hemoglobin deficiency (
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