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Knowledge and periconceptional use of folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects in ethnic communities in the United Kingdom: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Peake, JN; Copp, AJ; Shawe, J; (2013) Knowledge and periconceptional use of folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects in ethnic communities in the United Kingdom: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Birth Defects Research , 97 (7) 444 - 451. 10.1002/bdra.23154. Green open access

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Abstract

It is widely accepted that periconceptional supplementation with folic acid can prevent a significant proportion of neural tube defects (NTDs). The present study evaluated how folic acid knowledge and periconceptional use for NTD prevention varies by ethnicity in the United Kingdom (U.K.).

Type: Article
Title: Knowledge and periconceptional use of folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects in ethnic communities in the United Kingdom: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/bdra.23154
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23154
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Full text made available to UCL Discovery by kind permission of Wiley
Keywords: Ethnicity, Folic acid, Neural tube defects, Periconception, Preconception, Prevention
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Developmental Biology and Cancer Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1400652
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