Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and associated factors in adolescent students of a capital of northeastern Brazil.

  title={Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and associated factors in adolescent students of a capital of northeastern Brazil.},
  author={Euarda Pontes Dos Santos Ara{\'u}jo and Dayanna Queiroz and Juliana P R Neves and Lavoisiana Mateus de Lacerda and Maria da Conceiç{\~a}o Rodrigues Gonçalves and Alice Teles de Carvalho},
  journal={Nutricion hospitalaria},
  volume={34 5},
BACKGROUND Hypovitaminosis D is a frequent problem in the world and can be influenced by several factors. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and associated factors in adolescent students of a capital city of northeastern Brazil. METHODS Cross-sectional epidemiological study assessing 220 school adolescents of both sexes aged 15 to 19 years. A questionnaire was applied to assess sociodemographic (skin color, mother's education and receiving social benefits) and… 

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