The status of serum vitamin D in the population of the United Arab Emirates

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dc.contributor.author Yammine, K.
dc.contributor.author Al Adham, H.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T09:00:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T09:00:53Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-07-03
dc.identifier.issn 1687-1634 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10965
dc.description.abstract Research exploring the status of serum vitamin D levels in the populations of countries bordering the Arabian Gulf shows a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency. These reports were usually drawn from small samples unlikely to be representative of the population. We explored serum vitamin D level in a large sample [‎7924]‎ of patients who were given a blood test to check their vitamin D status on their first consultation at a day surgery hospital in Dubai. The overall mean level of 25[‎OH]‎ D was tilde 20 ng/mL Deficiency was found among all age groups, in both sexes and in both local and non-local populations: overall 85.4% were vitamin D deficient, 12.5% showed insufficient serum vitamin D level, and only 2.1% had an appropriate level. In the multivariate model, serum vitamin D concentrations were positively correlated with male sex, local population and the 17-31 years age group. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The status of serum vitamin D in the population of the United Arab Emirates en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801808 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 22 en_US
dc.journal.issue 9 en_US
dc.article.pages 682-686 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Yammine, K., & Al Adham, H. (2016). The status of serum vitamin D in the population of the United Arab Emirates. EMHJ-Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 22(9), 682-686. en_US
dc.author.email kaissar.yammine@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/260348 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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