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Table 3 Vitamin D status and mean time from the arrival to 1st evaluation, age at the arrival and age at 1st evaluation

From: Epidemiology and risk factors of hypovitaminosis D in a cohort of internationally adopted children: a retrospective study

  Vitamin D Status  
Severe VDD (<  10 ng/mL) Moderate VDD (10–20 ng/mL) Mild VDD (20–30 ng/mL) Normal VD (>  30 ng/mL) p values
Time from the arrival in Italy to 1st evaluation (n = 808) mean ± SD (years) 0.32 ± 0.47 0.34 ± 0.41 0.32 ± 0.47 0.32 ± 0.47 0.912
Age at the arrival in Italy (n = 808) mean ± SD (years) 6.31 ± 2.84 5.71 ± 2.77 5.09 ± 2.79 3.86 ± 3.07 < 0.001
Age at 1st evaluation (n = 859) mean ± SD (years) 6.69 ± 2.85 6.03 ± 2.79 5.36 ± 2.77 4.11 ± 3.15 < 0.001
  1. ANOVA test was used to determine statistical significance