Table 3

Distribution of 25(OH)D levels in plasma according to gender and females dress style

Vitamin D levels

Males

Females (according to dress style)

Western Style

Hijab

Niqab


< 25 nmol/l

0.0%

0.0%

4.3%

8.7%


25.0 - < 37.5 nmol/l

25.2%

35.9%

88.5%

87.0%


37.5 - < 50.0 nmol/l

50.5%

53.8%

5.8%

4.3%


50.0 - < 62.5 nmol/l

18.3%

10.3%

0.7%

0.0%


62.5 - < 75.0 nmol/l

4.0%

0.0%

0.7%

0.0%


≥ 75 nmol/l

2.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%


Mallah et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2011 11:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-11-8

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