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

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

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

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PMID: 15129852

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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.

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