Table 2

Wintertime vitamin D status in the global sample, and stratified by ancestry

Vitamin D Status

Total Sample* (n = 106)

East Asian (n = 27)

European (n = 32)

South Asian (n = 31)


% < 25 nmol/L

25.5

29.6

6.2

35.5

% < 50 nmol/L

73.6

85.2

34.4

93.5

% < 75 nmol/L

93.4

92.6

84.4

100.0

% > 75 nmol/L

6.6

7.4

15.6

0.0


*Total sample comprises individuals of African ancestry (n = 7), East Asian ancestry (n = 27), European ancestry (n = 32), Other ancestry (n = 9), and South Asian ancestry (n = 31). 25(OH)D measurements were not available for one individual of South Asian ancestry.

Gozdzik et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:336   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-336

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