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Is this D vitamin to worry about? Vitamin D insufficiency in an inpatient sample

Michael Berk, Felice N Jacka, Lana J Williams, Felicity Ng, Seetal Dodd, Julie A Pasco

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between reduced serum vitamin D levels and psychiatric illness. METHOD: This study was an audit of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) levels measured routinely in a sample of 53 inpatients in a private psychiatric clinic. These levels were compared with those of controls without psychiatric illness. RESULTS: The median levels of serum 25-OHD were 43.0 nmol L(-1) (range 20-102 nmol L(-1)) in the patient population, 46.0 nmol L(-1) (range 20-102 nmol L(-1)) in female patients (n =33) and 41.5 nmol L(-1) (range 22-97 nmol L(-1)) in male patients (n =20). The proportion of vitamin D insufficiency (serum 25-OHD < or =50 n..

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