Table 2

Mean 25 (OH) D levels by cardiovascular disease risk factors of UAE adolescents aged 12 to 18 years (n=315), AL Ain, 2010
Variable All Mean 25 (OH) D Level, ng/mL
n (95% CI) p-value
BMI
<85 percentile 212 23.8 (21.9-25.9)
≥85th percentile 50 25.8 (22.5-29.2)
≥95th percentile 52 20.6 (18.2-22.4) 0.023
Waist circumference ≥90th percentile
Yes 25 20.5 (17.8-23.2)
No 290 23.9 (22.7-25.0) 0.101
High blood pressure
Yes 35 23.2 (20.5-25.9)
No 279 23.7 (22.5-24.9) 0.342
Fasting Glucose ≥100 mg.dL
Yes 17 21.3 (18.5-24.1)
No 298 23.7 (22.6-24.9) 0.098
HDL-cholesterol ≤40 mg mg/dL
Yes 174 24.9 (23.4-26.4)
No 141 22.1 (20.5-23.6) 0.011
Triglycerides ≥ 110 mg/dL
Yes 16 23.2 (17.8-28.5)
No 299 23.6 (22.5-24.8) 0.860
Metabolic syndrome
Yes 26 22.0 (19.7-24.2)
No 288 23.8 (22.6-24.9) 0.151

Muhairi et al.

Muhairi et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:33   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-33

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