This report includes data on the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and being below the recommended level of vitamin D, as well as the annual mean level of vitamin D. Results are presented by sex, age, ethnic group, socioeconomic status, body size, region and season.
Key ResultsThis report found that, in 2008/09:
- the majority of New Zealand adults (68.1 percent) had good levels of vitamin D
- 4.9 percent of adults had vitamin D deficiency, including 0.2 percent of adults who had severe deficiency
- 27.1 percent of adults were below the recommended level of vitamin D but did not have a vitamin D deficiency.