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Acronyms ACOG American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists BMI body mass index BMR basal metabolic rate CSFII Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals DNA deoxyribonucleic acid EP erythrocyte protoporphyrin FAS fetal alcohol syndrome Fe/TIBC ratio of serum iron to total iron binding capacity FNB Food and Nutrition Board GA gestational age HES national Health Examination Survey, Cycle I (1960-1962) HHANES Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IU international unit IUGR intrauterine growth retardation LBW low birth weight LMP last menstrual period MCV mean corpuscular volume MLI Metropolitan Life Insurance Company NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NE niacin equivalent NFCS Nationwide Food Consumption Survey NHANES I first National Health and Nutrition Examination SuIvey (1971-1974) 441

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442 ACRONYMS NHANES II second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1976-1980) NNS National Natality Survey PIH pregnancy-induced hypertension PLP pyridoxal phosphate PTH parathyroid hormone PUFA polyunsaturated fatty acids RBP retinal binding protein RDA Recommended Dietary Allowances RE retinal equivalent RMR resting metabolic rate RNA ribonucleic acid SD standard deviation SEM standard error of the mean SGA small for gestational age U.S. RDA UeSe Recommended Daily Allowances USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture VLBW very low birth weight WIC Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children