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Calcium intake and serum calcium status in Mongolian children.
J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 2014; 144 Pt A:167-71JS

Abstract

Dietary calcium intake in relation to calcium status in Mongolian children was investigated. This survey was a cross-sectional survey. A total of 835 children were randomly selected from 4 economic regions and Ulaanbaatar city. Information on dietary intake was collected from 835 children in the 1-3, 4-7, and 8-14 year old groups by a 24-h recall method. The average daily intake of calcium from diet was calculated for individuals. Blood samples were collected from 104 children. The mean of daily calcium intakes as 273±30.0mg in 1-3-year old children, 309.0±30.0mg in 4-7 year old children, and 317.0±31.0mg in 8-14 year old children, respectively. There were statistically significant differences in calcium intakes between the age groups 1-3 years, 4-7 years, and 1-3 years, 8-14 years of children (p<0.001). Calcium intakes in all studied children of all age groups were lower (39%, 30.9%, and 24.4%) than the recommended level of calcium intakes. In 22.1% of studied children, the serum total calcium concentration levels were below the normal range. Based on the total serum calcium, the prevalence of hypocalcemia was higher among children in the age group 8-14 years (27.6%) than the prevalence among children in the age group <1 year (p<0.05). Based on the corrected serum calcium values, the prevalence of hypocalcemia was higher (52.4%, 63.6%, and 51.1%) among children in the age groups 1-3, 4-7, and 8-14 years. The mean level of corrected serum calcium were low (2.02±0.04, 2.05±0.73, and 1.99±0.64mg) in children in the age groups 1-3, 4-7, and 8-14 years. These findings suggest that low dietary calcium intakes may be reflected by hypocalcemia in Mongolian children. In conclusion, there is a need to improve a consumption of milk, dairy products in Mongolian children. In addition, there is need to use a vitamin D supplementation with a calcium supplementation in children with severe vitamin D deficiency rickets. This article is part of a Special issue entitled "16th Vitamin D Workshop".

Authors+Show Affiliations

Nutrition Research Division, National Center for Public Health, Ministry of Health 13381, Mongolia. Electronic address: utserendolgor@yahoo.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24681400

Citation

Uush, Tserendolgor. "Calcium Intake and Serum Calcium Status in Mongolian Children." The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, vol. 144 Pt A, 2014, pp. 167-71.
Uush T. Calcium intake and serum calcium status in Mongolian children. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2014;144 Pt A:167-71.
Uush, T. (2014). Calcium intake and serum calcium status in Mongolian children. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 144 Pt A, pp. 167-71. doi:10.1016/j.jsbmb.2014.01.010.
Uush T. Calcium Intake and Serum Calcium Status in Mongolian Children. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2014;144 Pt A:167-71. PubMed PMID: 24681400.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Calcium intake and serum calcium status in Mongolian children. A1 - Uush,Tserendolgor, Y1 - 2014/03/27/ PY - 2013/09/20/received PY - 2014/01/17/revised PY - 2014/01/22/accepted PY - 2014/4/1/entrez PY - 2014/4/1/pubmed PY - 2014/10/29/medline KW - Calcium intake KW - Hypercalcemia KW - Serum albumin KW - Serum corrected calcium KW - Total serum calcium Hypocalcemia SP - 167 EP - 71 JF - The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology JO - J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol. VL - 144 Pt A N2 - Dietary calcium intake in relation to calcium status in Mongolian children was investigated. This survey was a cross-sectional survey. A total of 835 children were randomly selected from 4 economic regions and Ulaanbaatar city. Information on dietary intake was collected from 835 children in the 1-3, 4-7, and 8-14 year old groups by a 24-h recall method. The average daily intake of calcium from diet was calculated for individuals. Blood samples were collected from 104 children. The mean of daily calcium intakes as 273±30.0mg in 1-3-year old children, 309.0±30.0mg in 4-7 year old children, and 317.0±31.0mg in 8-14 year old children, respectively. There were statistically significant differences in calcium intakes between the age groups 1-3 years, 4-7 years, and 1-3 years, 8-14 years of children (p<0.001). Calcium intakes in all studied children of all age groups were lower (39%, 30.9%, and 24.4%) than the recommended level of calcium intakes. In 22.1% of studied children, the serum total calcium concentration levels were below the normal range. Based on the total serum calcium, the prevalence of hypocalcemia was higher among children in the age group 8-14 years (27.6%) than the prevalence among children in the age group <1 year (p<0.05). Based on the corrected serum calcium values, the prevalence of hypocalcemia was higher (52.4%, 63.6%, and 51.1%) among children in the age groups 1-3, 4-7, and 8-14 years. The mean level of corrected serum calcium were low (2.02±0.04, 2.05±0.73, and 1.99±0.64mg) in children in the age groups 1-3, 4-7, and 8-14 years. These findings suggest that low dietary calcium intakes may be reflected by hypocalcemia in Mongolian children. In conclusion, there is a need to improve a consumption of milk, dairy products in Mongolian children. In addition, there is need to use a vitamin D supplementation with a calcium supplementation in children with severe vitamin D deficiency rickets. This article is part of a Special issue entitled "16th Vitamin D Workshop". SN - 1879-1220 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24681400/Calcium_intake_and_serum_calcium_status_in_Mongolian_children_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0960-0760(14)00021-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -