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Title: High frequency of low serum levels of vitamin B [12] among patients attending Jordan University Hospital
Authors: Barghouti, F.F.
Younes, N.A.
Halaseh, L.J.
Said, T.T.
Ghraiz, S.M.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This study aimed to estimate the status of serum vitamin B[12] 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[12] levels. A total of 838 patients completed a questionnaire and gave blood samples; 44.6% were vitamin B[12] deficient [< 180 pg/mL] and 34.2% had hypovitaminosis [180-300 pg/mL]. Vitamin B[12] deficiency was associated with memory impairment, low meat intake and strict vegetarian [vegan] diets. The high frequency of low vitamin B[12] warrants the development of a strategy to correct this problem in Jordan
Description: 853-860
Keywords: Hospitals, University
Vitamin B 12 Deficiency
Vitamin B 12 Deficiency
Vitamin B 12 Deficiency
Subject: Vitamin B 12
ISSN: 1020-3397
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