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Table 2 Prevalence of serum 25(OH)D categories by sex and age group with 95 % confidence intervals

From: Vitamin D status among adults in Germany – results from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS1)

  <30 nmol/l 30- < 50 nmol/l 50- < 75 nmol/l > = 75 nmol/l
Women (total) 29.7 % (26.5-33.1) 31.8 % (29.7-33.9) 26.6 % (24.1-29.2) 11.9 % (10.2-14.0)
 18-44 years 28.9 % (24.8-33.4) 27.0 % (24.0-30.1) 26.6 % (23.2-30.3) 17.5 % (14.5-21.0)
 45-64 years 28.8 % (25.1-32.7) 34.5 % (31.5-37.6) 27.9 % (24.8-31.3) 8.9 % (7.2-11.0)
 65-79 years 32.9 % (28.3-37.9) 36.9 % (32.8-41.3) 24.4 % (20.5-28.8) 5.7 % (4.0-8.1)
Men (total) 30.8 % (26.8-35.2) 30.9 % (28.4-33.6) 26.6 % (23.8-29.7) 11.6 % (9.4-14.2)
 18-44 years 32.8 % (27.9-38.2) 28.7 % (25.4-32.4) 24.2 % (21.1-27.7) 14.2 % (11.2-17.8)
 45-64 years 30.4 % (25.9-35.3) 31.1 % (27.8-34.6) 28.3 % (24.6-32.4) 10.2 % (7.9-13.0)
 65-79 years 26.6 % (21.8-32.2) 36.0 % (31.5-40.7) 29.1 % (24.7-34.1) 8.2 % (6.1-11.0)
Total 30.2 % (26.9-33.8) 31.3 % (29.4-33.3) 26.6 % (24.3-29.1) 11.8 % (10.0-13.9)