Document Detail

Vitamin D Status among Older Community Dwelling Men Living in a Sunny Country and Associations with Lifestyle Factors: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project, Sydney, Australia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23933868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objectives: Inadequate vitamin D status (25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations <50 nmol/L) is an increasingly important public health issue in Australia. The aim of this analysis is to describe 25(OH)D levels in community dwelling men aged ≥70 years in Sydney, Australia, and to determine associations between serum 25(OH)D levels and socioeconomic and lifestyle factors. Design: A population-based, cross-sectional analysis of the baseline phase of the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP), a large epidemiological study conducted in Sydney between January 2005 and May 2007. Participants: 1659 non-institutionalised men aged ≥70 years. Methods: The cross-sectional analysis of the baseline phase of the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP), a large epidemiological study conducted in Sydney between January 2005 and May 2007. Participants included 1659 community dwelling men who were interviewed and had clinical assessments. Main outcome measurements included serum 25(OH)D levels measured in blood samples using a radioimmunoassay kit (DiaSorin Inc., Stillwater, MN). Covariates included age, socioeconomic measures, season of blood sample, physical activity, sun exposure, vitamin D supplement use, cigarette smoking status, alcohol consumption, obesity and measures of health. Results: Prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency was 43.0%; highest in winter (55.5%) and spring (53.9%), and was associated with season (winter and spring), low physical activity, avoidance of sun exposure, current smoking and obesity, even after adjustment for confounding factors. Conclusion: Inadequate vitamin D status is highly prevalent among Australian older men and is associated with specific lifestyle factors. These findings emphasize the need to screen and monitor 25(OH)D levels in this population group, despite living in a sunny country such as Australia.
V Hirani; R G Cumming; F M Blyth; V Naganathan; D G Le Couteur; D J Handelsman; L M Waite; M J Seibel
Related Documents :
21471708 - Age and sex-related changes in rat brain mitochondrial function.
7845898 - Prenatal diagnosis of trisomy 12 mosaicism: physical and developmental follow-up.
19341318 - Poisson variations of the sex ratio at birth in african demographic surveys.
23231548 - Relationship between longitudinal measures of renal function and onset of dementia in a...
4043548 - Development of maternal behaviors in prepubertal rats at three ages: age-characteristic...
8508198 - Iron status of female runners.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of nutrition, health & aging     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1760-4788     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Health Aging     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893366     Medline TA:  J Nutr Health Aging     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  587-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
V. Hirani, Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. Email:, Tel: +61 2 97675957, Fax: +61 2 97675419.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  A Longitudinal Person-Centered Examination of Nonsuicidal Self-injury Among University Students.
Next Document:  The short-form mini-nutritional assessment is as effective as the full-mini nutritional assessment i...