Vitamin D status among postmenopausal Malaysian women

Suriah A. Rahman, W. S S Chee, Zaitun Yassin, S. P. Chan

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    Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH) D) were determined in 276 (103 Malays and 173 Chinese) postmenopausal women, aged 50 to 65 years. The level of 25 (OH) D was significantly lower in the postmenopausal Malay women (44.4 ± 10.6 nmol/L) compared to the Chinese women (68.8 ± 15.7 nmol/L) (P<0.05). There were 27% Malay women with serum 25 (OH) D in the range of 50-100 nmol/L (defined as lowered vitamin D status, or hypovitaminosis D) and 71% with levels in the range of 25-50 nmol/L (defined as vitamin D insufficiency) compared to 87% and 11% Chinese women respectively. Serum 25 (OH) D was found to significantly correlate with BMI, fat mass and PTH level. Multivariate analyses showed that race has a strong association with vitamin D status. The high prevalence of inadequate levels of serum vitamin D found in our study may have important public health consequences and warrants the development of a strategy to correct this problem in the older adult Malaysian population.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)255-260
    Number of pages6
    JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Volume13
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    Keywords

    • 25 (OH) vitamin D
    • Asian
    • Chinese
    • Diet
    • Malay
    • Malaysia
    • Parathyroid hormone
    • Postmenopausal women
    • Vitamin D deficiency

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    Rahman, S. A., Chee, W. S. S., Yassin, Z., & Chan, S. P. (2004). Vitamin D status among postmenopausal Malaysian women. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 13(3), 255-260.

    Vitamin D status among postmenopausal Malaysian women. / Rahman, Suriah A.; Chee, W. S S; Yassin, Zaitun; Chan, S. P.

    In: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2004, p. 255-260.

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    Rahman, SA, Chee, WSS, Yassin, Z & Chan, SP 2004, 'Vitamin D status among postmenopausal Malaysian women', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 255-260.
    Rahman, Suriah A. ; Chee, W. S S ; Yassin, Zaitun ; Chan, S. P. / Vitamin D status among postmenopausal Malaysian women. In: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2004 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 255-260.
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