International Journal of Health and Allied Sciences


Background: Pregnant women, are one of the most vulnerable groups for iodine deficiency. Alteration in the nutritional status during pregnancy can have a significant impact on maternofoetal health outcomes. Evidence relating to macro and micronutrient requirements, their deficiency its risks, and consequences still remain a gap of knowledge. Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the nutrient intake of pregnant women with altered iodine status in the Mysuru region. Methods: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted and random spot urine samples (n=110) were collected to determine Urinary iodine concentration (UIC). Three-day 24hr recall and FFQ were collected to assess the nutrient intake. Adequacy percent and ratio was calculated for both macro and micronutrients and ANOVA was employed to find the significance among different groups. Results: Intake of both macro and micronutrients were insufficient in UIC<150μg/L and UIC>500μg/L groups except for carbohydrate. A significant difference (p