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Prevalence and predictors of vitamin D deficiency in a nationally representative sample of Australian adolescents and young adults

Horton-French, Kahlea; Dunlop, Eleanor; Lucas, Robyn; Pereira, Gavin; Black, Lucinda J


Background/Objectives: Vitamin D deficiency is a public health concern worldwide. Maintaining vitamin D sufficiency during growth periods is essential. We aimed to determine the prevalence and predictors of vitamin D deficiency in Australian adolescents and young adults. Subject/Methods: We used data from adolescents (12–17 years, n = 692) and young adults (18–24 years, n = 400) who participated in the nationally representative 2011–2013 Australian Health Survey. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
DOI: 10.1038/s41430-021-00880-y


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