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Rickets – 1 in 10,000 in Canada and UK, 1 in 2 in Russia and Mongolia


PDF is available free at Sci-Hub   10.1080/20469047.2016.1248170
Nigeria 1 in 170; Gambia 1 in 70; Bangladesh 1 in 12

Overview of Rickets and vitamin D contains the following summary

Vitamin D deficiency is the cause of most rickets
Rate of rickets is usually < 0.1% of births, unless dark skin or breastfed
Rate of rickets has greatly increased with the drop in vitamin D levels during the past 40 years
400 IU can prevent/treat most rickets (Turkey gave vitamin D to EVERY child)
More than 400 IU may be needed
A low serum level of vitamin D does not indicate rickets
Rate of rickets in some countries varies from 10% to 70% (typically poor health overall)
Rickets was identified 400 years ago and treatments were determined 100 years ago
Rickets is strongly associated with severe breathing problems (weak ribs)
Bowed legs is not the primary indication of rickets (3 other indications of rickets are seen more often)
Vitamin D and Rickets consensus took 80 years

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