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MATERNAL DIETARY HABITS IN PREGNANCY: COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO GROUPS, 1991 VS 2007
  1. C Agostoni1,
  2. F Pinto1,
  3. F Minoia1,
  4. A M Lammardo1,
  5. M Bonza1,
  6. G Banderali1,
  7. E Riva1
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Abstract

Aim To match maternal dietary habits in pregnancy in 1991 and 2007, respectively, in a preliminary survey.

Methods Semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaires, designed according to Block (Am J Epidemiol 1986;124:453) related to the 6 previous months, distributed at delivery.

Statistics Student’s t test.

Results 100 questionnaires, 50 in 1991 and 50 in 2007, out of 600 per group, have been analysed and reported in the table.

Agostini et al

Conclusion Trends towards higher protein, micronutrient, fiber, and lower alcohol, intakes, were observed in the 2007 group. We plan to reach sample sizes adequately powered in both group to assess dietary differences of the major dietary items, and to relate them to trends in neonatal weight.

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