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Table 2 Wintertime vitamin D status in the global sample, and stratified by ancestry

From: Low wintertime vitamin D levels in a sample of healthy young adults of diverse ancestry living in the Toronto area: associations with vitamin D intake and skin pigmentation

Vitamin D Status Total Sample* (n = 106) East Asian (n = 27) European (n = 32) South Asian (n = 31)
% < 25 nmol/L 25.5 29.6 6.2 35.5
% < 50 nmol/L 73.6 85.2 34.4 93.5
% < 75 nmol/L 93.4 92.6 84.4 100.0
% > 75 nmol/L 6.6 7.4 15.6 0.0
  1. *Total sample comprises individuals of African ancestry (n = 7), East Asian ancestry (n = 27), European ancestry (n = 32), Other ancestry (n = 9), and South Asian ancestry (n = 31). 25(OH)D measurements were not available for one individual of South Asian ancestry.