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Final report: Assessment of seasonal and racial variation in Vitamin D deficiency of newborns and their mothers

This report describes a project to examine the vitamin D status in an urban population of mothers and newborns in Boston by measuring vitamin D levels in the immediate postpartum period to determine whether there was a correlation between maternal and infant vitamin D status. Topics include the importance of vitamin D in short- and long-term development, possible influencing factors of seasonality, prenatal vitamins, sunscreen, milk consumption, clothing habits and other measures of sunlight exposure, and maternal skin color. Contents include a description of the nature of the research, its purpose and scope, and nature of the findings; a review of the literature; study design and methods; detailed findings; a discussion and interpretation of findings. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
 Online Access
Bauchner H
[Boston, MA: Boston Medical Center Group], 2008
14 pp.
Final reports, Maternal health, MCH research, Neonatal health, Racial factors, Seasonal factors, and Vitamin D
Originating Agency Type
MCHB, Project
Target Audience