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Table 2 Calcium prescription and advice on the ingestion of dairy products received by 788 Brazilian pregnant women

From: Survey of calcium supplementation to prevent preeclampsia: the gap between evidence and practice in Brazil

  Values
  N (%)
Did physician prescribe calcium?   
Yes 40 (5.1)
No 694 (88.1)
Unsure/Doesn’t know 54 (6.8)
Did physician explain the reason for calcium prescription 2 ?   
Yes 16 (40.0)
No 24 (60.0)
Reason for calcium prescription 2:   
For bones (baby or mother) 10 (62.5)
For blood pressure 3 (18.8)
Calcium deficiency 2 (12.5)
Anemia 1 (6.3)
Did physician tell you to eat more dairy products?   
Yes 252 (32.0)
No 536 (68.0)
Recommendations given by physician 2:   
Drink 1–2 cups of milk/day 144 (57.1)
Drink 3–4 cups of milk/day 10 (4.0)
Unclear/did not specify 98 (38.9)
  1. 2Over total answering Yes to previous question.