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Half of the US will be people of color – wonder how many will be vitamin D deficient


from People of Color in the U.S. June 2012

Which is based on US Census projections for 2004: in thumbnail

Vitamin D Deficiency 10X more likely for blacks, 2.5X Hispanic, and 3X other people of color

Deficiency is < 17.5 nanograms of vitamin D in this chart
Blacks 10X more likely  to be deficient -2008

University of Toronto, Canada Students
African, East Asian, South Asian, Other - virtually all vitamin D deficient in the winter
in wikipage: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1660

Dark skinned people have almost the same health problems vitamin D deficient whites

Black vs WhiteWhite: low D vs high D
breast cancer 1.34 1.26
colorectal cancer 1.43 1.44
cardiovascular disease1.29 1.27
all-cause mortality 1.26 1.26

CLICK HERE for details, Dr. Grant

Factoids from 2010 US Census

  • More than half of the growth in the total population of the United States between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population.
  • The Asian population grew faster than any other major race group between 2000 and 2010.
  • The populations of California, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, and New Mexico are "majority-minority,"
    meaning over 50% of the population was a minority.

Also called Visible Minority WikiPedia

Canada: 2001 13.4%; 2006 16.2%; 2012 19.6% (projected)
In Canada "visible minority" describes
Blacks, Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, Koreans, Latin Americans, Pacific Islanders, South Asians, and West Asians/Arabs
In Vancouver, Canada "visible minorities" actually comprise the majority of the population.
Distribution of "visible minorities" in Canada

Ethnic Groups in London from Wikipedia


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