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Women's Awareness Of The Importance Of Long-Chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Consumption During Pregnancy: Knowledge Of Risks, Benefits And Information Accessibility, Danka S. Sinikovic, Heather R. Yeatman, Deborah Cameron, Barbara J. Meyer Jan 2009

Women's Awareness Of The Importance Of Long-Chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Consumption During Pregnancy: Knowledge Of Risks, Benefits And Information Accessibility, Danka S. Sinikovic, Heather R. Yeatman, Deborah Cameron, Barbara J. Meyer

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pregnant women's knowledge regarding the importance of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFA) consumption during pregnancy and assess their views on current information availability.

DESIGN: A 27-item demographic and food safety/behaviour questionnaire was administered to pregnant women during their antenatal clinic visits. chi2 tests were performed using SPSS.

SETTING: Antenatal clinics at two regional hospitals in New South Wales, Australia.

SUBJECTS: One hundred and ninety (n 190) pregnant women.

RESULTS: Three quarters of the women had not received information regarding LC n-3 PUFA. Approximately half of the women were aware of issues relating ...