Vitamin D status in Jordan: dress style and gender discrepancies.

  title={Vitamin D status in Jordan: dress style and gender discrepancies.},
  author={Anwar Batieha and Youcef Khader and Hashem Y. Jaddou and Dana Hyassat and Zahi Batieha and Mohammad Khateeb and Adel Belbisi and Kamel Ajlouni},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  volume={58 1},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent worldwide and has been linked to many diseases. The aims of the present study were to assess the vitamin D status of Jordanians at the national level and to identify groups of the population at high risk for vitamin D deficiency. METHODS Vitamin D status was assessed in a national sample of 5,640 subjects aged ≥7 years. The study involved interviews, laboratory measurements of 25(OH)D and others, and physical measurements. The present… CONTINUE READING
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