Skip navigation
Skip navigation
Open Research will be down for maintenance between 8:00am and 8:15am on Monday, 9th December 2019.

Low vitamin B12 levels among newly-arrived refugees from Bhutan, Iran and Afghanistan: a multicentre Australian study

Benson, Jill; Phillips, Christine; Kay, Margaret; Webber, Murray T.; Ratcliff, Alison J.; Correa-Velez, Ignacio; Lorimer, Michelle F.


BACKGROUND Vitamin B12 deficiency is prevalent in many countries of origin of refugees. Using a threshold of 5% above which a prevalence of low Vitamin B12 is indicative of a population health problem, we hypothesised that Vitamin B12 deficiency exceeds this threshold among newly-arrived refugees resettling in Australia, and is higher among women due to their increased risk of food insecurity. This paper reports Vitamin B12 levels in a large cohort of newly arrived refugees in five Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-02-28
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057998


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Benson_Low_vitamin_B12_levels_among_2013.pdfPublished Version161.57 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  22 January 2019/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator