Validity of self-reported vitamin D deficiency among midlife Arab women living in Qatar
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.
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