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dc.contributor.advisorGinsburg, Harvey
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Brian J. ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-16T16:44:07Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:09:56Z
dc.date.issued2007-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationAllen, B. J. (2007). Knowledge-base of Hispanic women about neural tube defects and folic acid supplementation (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3195
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Mitte Honors Program, December 2007.en_US
dc.description.abstractRates of neural tube defects (NTDs) are up to six times higher than the national average in women of Hispanic ethnicity. This is especially true for Hispanic women of low socio-economic status residing in the border region of South Texas. A definitive reason for these increases is not clear. Genetic and environmental factors affecting the metabolism of folic acid, a nutrient essential for proper neural tube formation, are most often attributed as the source cause. It is clear that a general ignorance towards folic acid intake prior to pregnancy, catalyzed by insufficient pre-natal care, may be to blame. The focus of this study is to represent the current knowledge base of the local Hispanic population of Texas State in order to establish preliminary statistics for the knowledge base of Hispanic women with respect to folic acid supplementation, neural tube defects, and the ability of folic acid supplementation in serving to significantly inhibit the neural tube defects in a statistically significant way. If this study yields a limited knowledge base to the issues stated within the Hispanic population of Texas State, a population whose level of education surpasses that of the border region de facto, then it would certainly suggest the inadequacies of the medical and pre-natal community in properly addressing the issue of educating Hispanic populations about the risks involved with not appropriately supplementing their diets with folic acid.en_US
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dc.format.extent38 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectFolic aciden_US
dc.subjectNeural tube defectsen_US
dc.subjectNTDen_US
dc.subjectHispanic womenen_US
dc.subjectBirth defecten_US
dc.titleKnowledge-base of Hispanic Women about Neural Tube Defects and Folic Acid Supplementationen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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