Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in a multiracial female population in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 61, issue 3, 2019 , pages: 79–84
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2018.1541579
Author(s): Yeshnee NaidooDiscipline of Optics and Imaging, Durban, South Africa, Jagidesa MoodleyWomen’s Health and HIV Research Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Durban, South Africa, Lorna MaduraiGlobal Clinical and Virology Laboratory,, Thajasvarie NaickerDiscipline of Optics and Imaging, Durban, South Africa


Objective: Vitamin D deficiency is a global health issue affecting many countries, especially those in temperate climates. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency and level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in females categorised by age and race.

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