The Nutrient Adequacy of Foods Eaten By Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic at Traditional Birth Homes [dataset]

Iosr Journals, Sebionoga-Lawal M. Yetunde, Olubena Olubukunola
2015 Figshare  
Malnutrition among pregnant women is a phenomenon occurring in all parts of the world but the reasons vary from place to place. This study assessed the adequacy of foods eaten by pregnant women attending traditional birth home foe antenatal care. A total of 71 pregnant women were recruited into the study, information their food intake was taken through 24-hr dietary recall and their food consumption pattern was assessed through the use of validated questionnaire. The data obtained was analyzed
more » ... nd compared with standards. The result revealed that the caloric intake was below the RDA(85%), while Calcium, Iron, vitamins A, E, C and folate intake were respectively 28%, 47%, 25%, 9% 31% and 44%. Cereals, roots and tuber were the most consumed foods. Therefore, nutrition education and adherence to vitamin supplements as prescribed by the doctor should be encouraged among pregnant women.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1379826.v1 fatcat:yr6ct4dr65bxzel723flb5pxiq