Maternal Vitamin D levels and the risk of perinatal death

McGuigan, India, Flatley, Christopher and Kumar, Sailesh (2017) Maternal Vitamin D levels and the risk of perinatal death. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 1-5. doi:10.1080/14767058.2016.1202233

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Author McGuigan, India
Flatley, Christopher
Kumar, Sailesh
Title Maternal Vitamin D levels and the risk of perinatal death
Journal name The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1476-7058
Publication date 2017-02-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14767058.2016.1202233
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To determine the association between maternal vitamin D levels and perinatal death.

Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study of all non-anomalous, singleton births (≥24 weeks) with perinatal death compared to a matched control group. Only pregnancies with a recorded vitamin D level at booking (8-19 weeks gestation) were included for analysis. Maternal vitamin D levels were categorised into normal, deficient and insufficient cohorts and variables compared between the three groups.

Results: There were 31 perinatal deaths which were compared to 111 controls. Median vitamin D levels were lower in the perinatal death cohort compared to the control group (55nmol/L vs. 64nmol/L, p = 0.43). There was no significant increase in deaths between the normal and deficient (p = 0.33) or insufficient (p = 0.09) groups.

Conclusions: Low maternal vitamin D levels at booking were not associated with an increased risk of perinatal demise.
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