Vitamin D deficiency in a healthy group of mothers and newborn infants

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2007 Jan;46(1):42-4. doi: 10.1177/0009922806289311.

Abstract

Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D was measured in 40 healthy, mostly Black, mother-infant pairs. Although a majority of mothers received a daily prenatal multivitamin, vitamin D deficiency (<30 nmol/L), was found in 50% of mothers and 65% of their newborn infants, with a positive correlation between maternal and infant plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations. Maternal vitamin D deficiency may represent an important risk factor for the development of rickets in children.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • African Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Linear Models
  • Male
  • Mothers*
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / epidemiology*
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / ethnology