Article

Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in older South Africans with and without hip fractures and the effects of age, body weight, ethnicity and functional status

DOI: 10.1080/16089677.2018.1534360
Author(s): P ChutterpaulDivision of Medicine, South Africa, F ParukDivision of Medicine, South Africa, B CassimDepartment of Geriatrics, South Africa

Abstract

Background: Vitamin D plays an important role in many physiological and pathological processes, including bone metabolism. Vitamin D deficiency is common worldwide, but there are few data in older South Africans.

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