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BACKGROUND Vitamin D is essential for maintiiining bone health and growth throughout life. Vitamin D deficiency not only leads to bone metabolic diseases in children and adults but may increase the risk of many chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its relation with vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene(More)
Hepatitis B (HB) vaccine induces protective levels of antibody response (anti-HBs≥10 mIU/mL) in 90-99% of vaccinees. The levels of anti-HBs antibody decline after vaccination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the persistence of anti-HBs antibodies and immunologic memory in healthy adults at 20 years after primary vaccination with recombinant HB(More)
In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: Recurrence relations for bivariate t and extended skew-t distributions and an(More)
Birnbaum and Saunders introduced in 1969 a two-parameter lifetime distribution which has been used quite successfully to model a wide variety of univariate positively skewed data. Diaz-Garcia and Leiva-Sanchez [9] proposed a generalized Birnbaum-Saunders distribution by using an elliptically symmetric distribution in place of the normal distribution.(More)
In this note we propose an extended skew-Laplace distribution. We obtain explicit expressions for moment generating function and the two first moments of this distribution. Next, we show that the distribution of a linear combination of order statistics from a bivariate Laplace distribution can be expressed as a mixture of extended skew-Laplace(More)
Introduction: In recent years non-communicable diseases (NCDs) risk factors such as tobacco consumption and high blood pressure (BP) have been increased. This study aimed to determine the frequency of risk factors of the main NCDs among inhabitants of Rafsanjan city. Methods: Our study is a part of NCD surveillance in Iran (SuRF NCD). A total of 640 people(More)
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