High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among children aged 1 month to 16 years in Hangzhou, China

@inproceedings{Zhu2012HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among children aged 1 month to 16 years in Hangzhou, China},
  author={Zhiwei Zhu and Jianying Zhan and Jie Shao and Weijun Chen and Liqin Chen and Wenhao Li and Chai Ji and Zheng-Yan Zhao},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies have suggested that vitamin D deficiency in children is widespread. But the vitamin D status of Chinese children is seldom investigated. The objective of the present study was to survey the serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in more than 6,000 children aged 1 month to 16 years in Hangzhou (latitude: 30°N), the capital of… CONTINUE READING