Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among healthy adolescents.

  title={Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among healthy adolescents.},
  author={Catherine M. Gordon and Kerrin C DePeter and Henry A. Feldman and Estherann Grace and S. Jean Emans},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  volume={158 6},
BACKGROUND Although vitamin D deficiency has been documented as a frequent problem in studies of young adults, elderly persons, and children in other countries, there are limited data on the prevalence of this nutritional deficiency among healthy US teenagers. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in healthy adolescents presenting for primary care. DESIGN A cross-sectional clinic-based sample. SETTING An urban hospital in Boston. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred seven… CONTINUE READING
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