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Vitamin D deficiency in a Manitoba community.
Can J Public Health. 1993 Nov-Dec; 84(6):394-6.CJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Using a cross-sectional survey, to investigate the vitamin D status of a random sample of 80 mother-child pairs (child age 3-24 months) in a Manitoba community with a high incidence of rickets.

METHOD

A questionnaire on feeding habits, gestational history, maternal diet and vitamin supplements was administered to mothers in their homes with the assistance of a local interpreter. Venous blood was collected from both mother and child for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels.

RESULTS

Of 91% babies initially breastfed, 36% received no formula or milk after weaning and 40% received no vitamin supplements. 24% of mothers took no vitamin supplements during pregnancy and lactation. Knowledge about rickets was poor. In 43% of children and 76% of mothers, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were below normal range.

CONCLUSIONS

Vitamin D levels are low in this population due to lack of fortified dairy products and vitamin D supplements. A public health program should include counseling on rickets and vitamin D supplementation for all infants and pregnant or lactating women.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8131142

Citation

Lebrun, J B., et al. "Vitamin D Deficiency in a Manitoba Community." Canadian Journal of Public Health = Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique, vol. 84, no. 6, 1993, pp. 394-6.
Lebrun JB, Moffatt ME, Mundy RJ, et al. Vitamin D deficiency in a Manitoba community. Can J Public Health. 1993;84(6):394-6.
Lebrun, J. B., Moffatt, M. E., Mundy, R. J., Sangster, R. K., Postl, B. D., Dooley, J. P., Dilling, L. A., Godel, J. C., & Haworth, J. C. (1993). Vitamin D deficiency in a Manitoba community. Canadian Journal of Public Health = Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique, 84(6), 394-6.
Lebrun JB, et al. Vitamin D Deficiency in a Manitoba Community. Can J Public Health. 1993;84(6):394-6. PubMed PMID: 8131142.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Vitamin D deficiency in a Manitoba community. AU - Lebrun,J B, AU - Moffatt,M E, AU - Mundy,R J, AU - Sangster,R K, AU - Postl,B D, AU - Dooley,J P, AU - Dilling,L A, AU - Godel,J C, AU - Haworth,J C, PY - 1993/11/1/pubmed PY - 1993/11/1/medline PY - 1993/11/1/entrez KW - Age Factors KW - Americas KW - Biology KW - Breast Feeding KW - Canada KW - Child KW - Child Nutrition KW - Cultural Background KW - Deficiency Diseases KW - Delivery Of Health Care KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developed Countries KW - Diseases KW - Ethnic Groups KW - Family And Household KW - Family Characteristics KW - Family Relationships KW - Food Supplementation KW - Health KW - Health Services KW - Indians, North American KW - Infant Nutrition KW - Maternal Nutrition KW - Mothers KW - North America KW - Northern America KW - Nutrition KW - Nutrition Disorders KW - Nutrition Programs KW - Nutrition Surveys KW - Parents KW - Physiology KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Primary Health Care KW - Research Report KW - Vitamins KW - Youth SP - 394 EP - 6 JF - Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique JO - Can J Public Health VL - 84 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Using a cross-sectional survey, to investigate the vitamin D status of a random sample of 80 mother-child pairs (child age 3-24 months) in a Manitoba community with a high incidence of rickets. METHOD: A questionnaire on feeding habits, gestational history, maternal diet and vitamin supplements was administered to mothers in their homes with the assistance of a local interpreter. Venous blood was collected from both mother and child for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels. RESULTS: Of 91% babies initially breastfed, 36% received no formula or milk after weaning and 40% received no vitamin supplements. 24% of mothers took no vitamin supplements during pregnancy and lactation. Knowledge about rickets was poor. In 43% of children and 76% of mothers, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were below normal range. CONCLUSIONS: Vitamin D levels are low in this population due to lack of fortified dairy products and vitamin D supplements. A public health program should include counseling on rickets and vitamin D supplementation for all infants and pregnant or lactating women. SN - 0008-4263 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8131142/Vitamin_D_deficiency_in_a_Manitoba_community_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/vitaminddeficiency.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -