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Pica in pregnancy in a privileged population: myth or reality.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2006; 85(10):1265-6.AO

Abstract

BACKGROUND

In the literature pica is reported to be prevalent in pregnant women. Most studies have focused on less privileged populations, but is pica prevalent among privileged pregnant women?

METHODS

100,000 pregnant women in the Danish National Birth Cohort were asked about pica in a food frequency questionnaire mailed in gestation week 25.

RESULTS

The response rate of the questionnaire was 70% of Danish National Birth Cohort participants. Only 14 women reported to have eaten substances that were clearly not foods, i.e. 0.02% had pica in this cohort of well nourished Danish women.

CONCLUSION

It seems that, in privileged populations, pica is more a myth than a reality.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Maternal Nutrition Group, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, Copenhagen S, DK-2300, Denmark. tbs@ssi.dkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17068688

Citation

Mikkelsen, Tina Broby, et al. "Pica in Pregnancy in a Privileged Population: Myth or Reality." Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica, vol. 85, no. 10, 2006, pp. 1265-6.
Mikkelsen TB, Andersen AM, Olsen SF. Pica in pregnancy in a privileged population: myth or reality. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2006;85(10):1265-6.
Mikkelsen, T. B., Andersen, A. M., & Olsen, S. F. (2006). Pica in pregnancy in a privileged population: myth or reality. Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 85(10), 1265-6.
Mikkelsen TB, Andersen AM, Olsen SF. Pica in Pregnancy in a Privileged Population: Myth or Reality. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2006;85(10):1265-6. PubMed PMID: 17068688.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pica in pregnancy in a privileged population: myth or reality. AU - Mikkelsen,Tina Broby, AU - Andersen,Anne-Marie Nybo, AU - Olsen,Sjurdur Frodi, PY - 2006/10/28/pubmed PY - 2006/12/9/medline PY - 2006/10/28/entrez SP - 1265 EP - 6 JF - Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica JO - Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand VL - 85 IS - 10 N2 - BACKGROUND: In the literature pica is reported to be prevalent in pregnant women. Most studies have focused on less privileged populations, but is pica prevalent among privileged pregnant women? METHODS: 100,000 pregnant women in the Danish National Birth Cohort were asked about pica in a food frequency questionnaire mailed in gestation week 25. RESULTS: The response rate of the questionnaire was 70% of Danish National Birth Cohort participants. Only 14 women reported to have eaten substances that were clearly not foods, i.e. 0.02% had pica in this cohort of well nourished Danish women. CONCLUSION: It seems that, in privileged populations, pica is more a myth than a reality. SN - 0001-6349 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17068688/Pica_in_pregnancy_in_a_privileged_population:_myth_or_reality_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1080/00016340600676425 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -