Indian Journal of Public Health


Year
: 2003  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 45--8

A study on plasma selenium level among pregnant women at Rohtak, Haryana.


G Gathwala, OP Yadav, K Sangwan, I Singh, J Yadav 
 Dept. of Pediatrics, Pt. B.D.S. PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana

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G Gathwala
Dept. of Pediatrics, Pt. B.D.S. PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana

Selenium is an important trace element for human health. Selenium levels in mothers may have significant effects on fetal and neonatal nutrition. In a cross-sectional study undertaken in Rohtak, Haryana, plasma selenium level in mothers was investigated at the time of delivery. The mean plasma selenium level in full term mothers (n=82) was 70.63 +/- 1.62 ppb and in preterm mothers (n = 58), it was 63.28 +/- 2.31 ppb. The difference was statistically significant (p < 0.05). These levels were, however, below the reported normal level of 75-120 ppb in adults. Rura/urban stay, parity, maternal age, socio-economic and literacy status etc. did not influence the selenium level of mothers in either of the groups.


How to cite this article:
Gathwala G, Yadav O P, Sangwan K, Singh I, Yadav J. A study on plasma selenium level among pregnant women at Rohtak, Haryana. Indian J Public Health 2003;47:45-8


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Gathwala G, Yadav O P, Sangwan K, Singh I, Yadav J. A study on plasma selenium level among pregnant women at Rohtak, Haryana. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Apr 1 ];47:45-8
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