Validity of self-reported vitamin D deficiency among midlife Arab women living in Qatar Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Self Report
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


  • These findings suggest that, although the prevalence of 25(OH)D <20 and <30 ng/ml was quite high (53.2% and 84.7%, respectively), there was little agreement between measured levels and self-report of vitamin D deficiency. This may be due to belief in this region that low levels of serum vitamin D is widespread. Better communication is needed between healthcare providers and patients regarding transmission of laboratory results. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

publication date

  • January 2015



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4783299

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ajhb.22766

PubMed ID

  • 26345363

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