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The high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency across Australian populations is only partly explained by season and latitude

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van der Mei, IAF and Ponsonby, AL and Engelsen, O and Pasco, JA and McGrath, JJ and Eyles, DW and Blizzard, CL and Dwyer, T and Lucas, Robyn and Jones, G (2007) The high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency across Australian populations is only partly explained by season and latitude. Environmental Health Perspectives, 115 (8). pp. 1132-1139. ISSN 0091-6765

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Inadequate sun exposure and dietary vitamin D intake can result in vitamin D
insufficiency. However, limited data are available on actual vitamin D status and predictors in
healthy individuals in different regions and by season.
METHODS: We compared vitamin D status [25-hydroxyvitamin D; 25(OH)D] in people < 60 years
of age using data from cross-sectional studies of three regions across Australia: southeast
Queensland (27°S; 167 females and 211 males), Geelong region (38°S; 561 females), and
Tasmania (43°S; 432 females and 298 males).

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Health Perspectives
Page Range: pp. 1132-1139
ISSN: 0091-6765
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1289/ehp.9937
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2008 03:42
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:47
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