Factores asociados a la toma de suplementos de calcio en gestantes en la ciudad de Huancayo, 2018

Dayana Lazo-Escobar, Isabel Egoavil-Araujo, Araseli Verastegui-Díaz, Christian R. Mejia

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Introduction: Supplementation during pregnancy is recommended in developing countries that have a high maternal mortality rate, therefore the adherence can be measured by the behavior of a person Objective: The aim was to determine the factors associated with the adherence of calcium supplements intake in pregnant women from the city of Huancayo. Material and Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out based on the application of a survey to pregnant women from 18 to 45 years old, that live in the province of Huancayo, who also have up to 20 weeks of pregnancy and attended at least one prenatal checkup Results: 78.9% (135) took calcium supplements. In the multivariate analysis, there was a higher frequency of calcium intake at a higher gestational age (p=0.001), among those who perceived that taking it brings benefits (p=0.018) and in those who perceived that consuming it had a high cost (p<0.001), on the contrary, those who had technical education (p=0.027), those who worked (p=0.002) and those who had some disability (p<0.001) took less calcium; adjusted for receiving an explanation of the benefits of taking this supplement Discussion: It was found that the vast majority of the respondents reported consuming calcium. Likewise, there were many factors that influenced positively and negatively for its greater consumption; therefore techniques should be used to encourage its use in pregnant women, which consist in explaining the benefits of this supplement.

Título traducido de la contribuciónFactors associated with taking calcium supplements in pregnant women in the city of Huancayo, 2018
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)595-605
PublicaciónRevista Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
EstadoIndizado - 2018

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Palabras clave

  • Calcium carbonate
  • Huancayo
  • Minerals
  • Pregnant women


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