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

van der Mei, Ingrid A F; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Engelsen, Ola; Pasco, Julie A; McGrath, John J; Eyles, Daryl W; Blizzard, Leigh; Dwyer, Terence; Jones, Graeme; Lucas, Robyn


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 ;...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-04-17
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Health Perspectives
DOI: 10.1289/ehp.9937


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