High frequency of low serum levels of vitamin B  among patients attending Jordan University Hospital
AbstractThis study aimed to estimate the status of serum vitamin B level in patients attending Jordan University Hospital in Amman, and to examine the relationship with demographic data, chronic illness, dietary habits, haematological parameters and symptoms related to vitamin B levels. A total of 838 patients completed a questionnaire and gave blood samples; 44.6% were vitamin B deficient [< 180 pg/mL] and 34.2% had hypovitaminosis [180-300 pg/mL]. Vitamin B deficiency was associated with memory impairment, low meat intake and strict vegetarian [vegan] diets. The high frequency of low vitamin B warrants the development of a strategy to correct this problem in Jordan
Barghouti, F.F., Younes, N.A., Halaseh, L.J., Said, T.T. & Ghraiz, S.M. (2009). High frequency of low serum levels of vitamin B  among patients attending Jordan University Hospital. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117707
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (4), 853-860, 2009
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