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Prevalence and predictors of Vitamin D deficiency in a nationally representative sample of adults participating in the 2011-2013 Australian Health Survey

Malacova, Eva; Cheang, Peihua (Rachel); Dunlop, Eleanor; Sherriff, Jill; Lucas, Robyn; Daly, Robin M.; Nowson, Caryl; Black, Lucinda


Vitamin D deficiency is recognised as a public health problem globally, and a high prevalence of deficiency has previously been reported in Australia. This study details the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in a nationally representative sample of Australian adults aged ≥25 years, using an internationally standardised method to measure serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations and identifies demographic and lifestyle factors associated with vitamin D deficiency. We used data from the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-04-28
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Nutrition
DOI: 10.1017/S0007114519000151
Access Rights: Open Access


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