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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 19, No. 2, 2009, pp. 135-140
Bioline Code: pe09021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2009, pp. 135-140

 en Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in 7 to 18 Year-0ld Children in Birjand/ Iran
Taheri, Fatemeh & Kazemi, Toba


Objective: This study was conducted to determine the eventual association between copper deficiency in newborns with neural tube defects (NTD) in Northern Iran. A high prevalence of neural tube defects has been reported from this region.
Methods: This hospital based case control study was carried out on 13 newborns having neural tube defects and 35 healthy controls in Northern Iran during 2005-2006. Serum copper was measured by spectrophotometery.
Findings: Serum copper level in newborns with NTD and healthy normal newborns was 16.5 (±7.2) μmol/l and 16.7 (±6.6) μmol/l, respectively. In case group 38.5% of newborns and in control group 28.6% had copper deficiency. Logistic regression analysis showed no association between the presence of NTD and copper deficiency (OR:1.6, 95% CI=0.3-7.1, P=0.5).
Conclusion: This study showed no association between NTD and copper deficiency in newborns.

Obesity, Overweight, Students, Body mass index, Prevalence

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