Vitamin D Deficiency in Children and Adolescents

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Andiran N., Celik N., Akca H., Dogan G.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.4, no.1, pp.25-29, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Vitamin D deficiency is an important health problem in both developed and developing countries. Recent reports on the extraskeletal effects of vitamin D have led to increased interest in prevalence studies on states of deficiency/insufficiency of vitamin D. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in children and adolescents residing in Ankara, Turkey and to investigate the factors associated with low vitamin D status.