Vitamin D status in recently arrived immigrants from Afica and Asia: a cross-sectional study from Norway of children, adolescents and adults.

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2013

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BMJ Open;3(10)

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BMJ Publishing Group

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25(OH)D was very prevalent in recently settled immigrants from Middle East, South Sahara Africa and South Asia, and female adolescents from these regions had the lowest levels of 25(OH)D. Country-specific median 25(OH)D levels were low in immigrants from Somalia, Eritrea, Afghanistan and Iraq. 25(OH)D as a routine test upon arrivel seems indicated for most immigrant groups from Africa and Asia

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10642/1686