Vitamin D; Saudi Arabia; Children Vitamin D deficiency is a global concern, and its prevalence has increased rapidly among both children and adults during the past decade [1,2].The high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency may be due to low skin exposure to ultraviolet radiation .
Tel: 966505590459 Fax: 966 E-mail: [email protected] Received date: January 03, 2016; Accepted date: February 23 2016; Published date: February 29, 2016 Citation: Almehmadi BM, Fallata EM, Alqahtani SZ, et al. doi:10.21767/2471-805X.100009 Background: The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency has increased among children and adults during the past decade.Conclusion: Otherwise healthy children exhibited a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, which may be related to reduced sun exposure and physical activity.Therefore, vitamin D supplementation may be appropriate for children who have a high risk of deficiency. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay .modal[email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. on the net and you won't have a problem finding whatever you're after as it has tons of hot various categories..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet. Furthermore, other major factors that drive vitamin D deficiency are low levels of sun exposure (i.e., insufficient outdoor activity), low levels of physical activity, and low dietary vitamin D intake .Moreover, as vitamin D can be derived from sunlight (90%) and dietary intake (10%), vitamin D is recognized as the “sunshine vitamin”.Physical activity was evaluated using questions and self-evaluation regarding the type, frequency (daily, weekly, monthly, or rarely), and duration (30 min, 1 h, and 1 h) of each exercise.Sun exposure was evaluated using questions regarding the duration of daily sun exposure (min per day) and the percentage of the body surface that was exposed (based on the child’s daily clothing habits).