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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

Related publications

Binks MJ, Smith-Vaughan HC, Marsh R, Chang AB, Andrews RM (2016)

Cord blood vitamin D and the risk of acute lower respiratory infection in Indigenous infants in the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 204(6): 238e1-238e7

Binks MJ, Smith-Vaughan HC, Bar-Zeev N, Chang AB, Andrews RM (2014)

Vitamin D insufficiency among hospitalised children in the Northern Territory.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(7): 512–518

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Last updated: 13 September 2016
 
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