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Note: Results are expressed in^-values.

Note: Results are expressed in^-values.

and 2). Statistical significancy, however, was only reached in two out of eight studies .

Two studies (Table 1) did show significant lower serum folate values in women with NTD offspring (14,15). These studies were performed in an Irish population known to have a relatively high prevalence of NTD.

Table 2

Red Cell Folate Levels in Mothers with NTD Offspring and Controls in the Pregnant and Nonpregnant State

Table 2

Red Cell Folate Levels in Mothers with NTD Offspring and Controls in the Pregnant and Nonpregnant State

Population

Folate conc.

Method

Results

Remarks

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