Folic Acid

The March of Dimes initiated its folic acid campaign six years ago to prevent serious birth defects of the brain and spine known as neural tube defects, specifically spina bifida and anencephaly. By encouraging all women of childbearing age to take a vitamin supplement containing 400 micrograms of folic acid every day as part of a healthy diet, the March of Dimes hopes to reduce the incidence of these birth defects by at least 30 percent educational campaign to alert women to the need for the B vitamin, folic acid, beginning before pregnancy to prevent serious birth defects. The SRU conducted the data entry from paper surveys into a computer format, in order to allow for easier data analysis.
Source: The March of Dimes
Dates: Spring 2006