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Vitamin D Insufficiency in Indigenous Infants and the Risk of Hospitalisation for Acute Lower Respiratory Infection (ALRI)

 

Overview

The primary aim of the study was to determine if vitamin D insufficiency in cord blood is associated with a higher risk of hospitalisation for ALRI during the first year of life.

The secondary aims of the study were:

The study found that cord blood vitamin D concentrations were approximately half that of maternal blood in the third trimester of pregnancy (~7 weeks earlier). Most (80%) cord bloods were vitamin D insufficient (

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research

Contacts

Michael Binks
Child Health Division
Respiratory and Ear Health Teams
Menzies School of Health Research
Ph: (08) 892 27646
Email: Michael.binks@menzies.edu.au

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Last updated: 24 June 2016
 
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