Table 3. Comparison of Prenatal Supplement Provision Through the Cuban Healthcare System and the Prenatal Supplement Guidelines for Women at Risk of Deficiency According to the Institute of Medicine
NutrientIOM RecommendationCuban Multivitamin ProvisionCuban Prenatal Supplement
Iron30–60 mg86 mg
Zinc15 mg
Copper2 mg
Calcium250 mg
Vitamin A2500 IU2000 IU
Vitamin C50 mg35 mg
Vitamin D400 IU
Folic acid400 μg0.25 mg250 μg
Vitamin B12.5 mg
Vitamin B21.6 mg
Vitamin B320 mg
Vitamin B62 mg2 mg
Vitamin B122 μg6 μg
  • IOM, Institute of Medicine.