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Disabled adults had very low vitamin D and other intake – Sept 2014

Nutrient intake among US adults with disabilities.

J Hum Nutr Diet. 2014 Sep 19. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12274. [Epub ahead of print]
An R1, Chiu CY, Zhang Z, Burd NA.
1Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA.

VitaminDWiki % of people witth adequate food intake of each nutrient
saturated fat fibre cholesterol vitamin A vitamin C vitamin D calcium iron sodium potassium
42.3% 11.3% 63.8% 47.7% 48.7% 9.7% 48.7% 90.7% 21.7% 4.7%

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  • Only a tiny number of people get even the "minimum wage" of vitamin D (orange line)
    Less than 5% of all females, 0% of females ages 14-31%%%Less than 10% of males
    None of the seniors (over age 71)

from Dietary Guidelines for Americans vitamin D - June 2010

Physical, mental and financial barriers among persons with disabilities limit their access to healthier diet. The present study investigated the relationship between disabilities and nutrient intake among US adults.
Data originated from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 waves (n = 11 811).
Five disability categories include

  • activities of daily living (ADLs),
  • instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs),
  • leisure and social activities (LSAs),
  • lower extremity mobility (LEM) and
  • general physical activities (GPAs).

Nutrient intakes from food and dietary supplements were calculated from 24-h dietary recalls. Adherence to dietary reference intakes and dietary guideline recommendations was compared between people with and without disabilities and across disability categories in the statistical analysis.
GPAs, IADLs, LSAs, LEM and ADLs occupied 24.5%, 13.3%, 9.9%, 9.2% and 9.2% of US adults, respectively (not mutually exclusive). Only 42.3%, 11.3%, 63.8%, 47.7%, 48.7%, 9.7%, 48.7%, 90.7%, 21.7% and 4.7% of adults had saturated fat, fibre, cholesterol, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, iron, sodium and potassium intakes from food within recommended levels, respectively. Dietary supplement use moderately improved vitamin C, vitamin D and calcium intakes. People with disabilities were less likely to meet recommended levels on saturated fat, fibre (except GPAs), vitamin A (except GPAs), vitamin C (except GPAs), calcium and potassium intakes than persons without disability. Nutrient intake differed across disability categories, with ADLs least likely to meet recommended intakes.
Interventions targeting persons with disabilities through nutrition education and financial assistance are warranted to promote healthy diet and reduce disparities.
© 2014 The British Dietetic Association Ltd.

PMID: 25233949

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