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Title of Journal: J Public Health

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Abbravation: Journal of Public Health

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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10.1007/s00127-008-0352-y

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1613-2238

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Zinc deficiency in a semiurban Nigerian community: prevalence and relationship with socioeconomic status and indices of metabolic syndrome

Authors: J. O. Awobusuyi, O. O. Adedeji, R. O. Awobusuyi, O. Kukoyi, A. Ibrahim, F. A. Daniel,

Publish Date: 2014/07/26
Volume: 22, Issue:5, Pages: 455-459
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Two hundred twelve participants were enrolled in the study. Of these, 112 (52.83 %) were females. The average age of the study subjects was 44.6 ± 14.2 years. Prevalence of zinc deficiency in the community was estimated to be 50 %. The mean serum zinc level was significantly higher in participants older than 60 years compared with younger age groups (F (2,209) = 5.88, p  0.05) and random blood sugar (r = −0.026, p > 0.05). No significant difference was observed between social class categories using the Registrar General’s scale of social classes (F (4,207) = 1.97, p > 0.05).


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