Table 3

Mean dietary, supplemental and total vitamin D intake (reported as International Units, IU, per day) in the global sample, and stratified by ancestry.

Sources (IU/day)

Total Sample (n = 105)

East Asian (n = 27)

European (n = 31)

South Asian (n = 32)


Dietary

121.0 (17.1, 309.5)

96.6 (6.71, 213.1)

141.6 (29.1, 321.4)

129.9 (21.9, 355.3)

Supplemental

50.7 (0, 388.5)

36.8 (0, 171.43)

89.4 (0, 400)

34.4 (0, 214.1)

Total

171.7 (19.7, 464.3)

133.4 (8.0, 311.5)

231.0 (34.03, 582.67)

164.3 (27.7, 391.7)


The 5th and 95th percentiles are indicated in parentheses. *Total sample comprises individuals of African ancestry (n = 7), East Asian ancestry (n = 27), European ancestry (n = 31), Other ancestry (n = 8), and South Asian ancestry (n = 32). Vitamin D intake data were not available for one individual of European ancestry and one individual of Other ancestry.

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

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