Corpus ID: 10514321

The prevalence of hypovitaminosis D among US adults: data from the NHANES III.

  title={The prevalence of hypovitaminosis D among US adults: data from the NHANES III.},
  author={Ashraf Zadshir and Naureen Tareen and D. Pan and K. Norris and D. Martins},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  volume={15 4 Suppl 5},
  • Ashraf Zadshir, Naureen Tareen, +2 authors D. Martins
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Ethnicity & disease
  • OBJECTIVE Several epidemiologic and mechanistic studies suggest that 25(OH) D3 levels should be maintained above 70 nmol/L for a positive effect on the health of adults. Prior studies have noted low 25(OH) D3 levels in subsets of minority populations. The objective of this study is to examine the prevalence of adequate 25(OH) D3 levels among US adults. METHOD Using data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), we evaluated serum levels of 25(OH) D3 (nmol/L… CONTINUE READING
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