Vitamin D related behaviours among pregnant women in Australia

Wu, Yue (2013) Vitamin D related behaviours among pregnant women in Australia. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Vitamin D deficiency is common in pregnancy, and it has numerous health implications in both the mother and the baby. Vitamin D is made by skin from sun exposure or ingested from the diet. As there is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women, it is important to understand how pregnant women behave in relation to sun exposure and for vitamin D intake. This thesis aimed to answer this question. Through this study, public health and other intervention strategies to facilitate appropriate sun exposure and vitamin D intake will be developed.

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ID Code: 63633
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kimlin, Michael, Sun, Hansen, & Kavanagh, David
Keywords: vitamin D, pregnant women, sun exposure, dietary intake, supplement
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Yue Wu
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2013 01:09
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 02:58

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