Vitamin D deficiency in patients with malignancy in Brisbane

Morton, Adam, Hardy, Janet, Morton, Anthony, Tapuni, Angela, Anderson, Helen, Kingi, Ngaire, & Shannon, Catherine (2014) Vitamin D deficiency in patients with malignancy in Brisbane. Supportive Care in Cancer, 22(8), pp. 2223-2227.

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This study aims to investigate the prevalence and factors predictive of vitamin D deficiency in patients with malignancy in Brisbane, Australia (latitude 27° S).


This is a prospective cross-sectional study measuring serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) in 100 subjects with non-haematological cancer at least 18 years of age not taking vitamin D supplements attending a day oncology unit and oncology/palliative care inpatient ward in Brisbane, Australia.


Thirty-seven per cent of outpatient and 49 % of inpatient subjects respectively were vitamin D deficient. Functional status was predictive of low vitamin D levels.


There was a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in patients with cancer in Brisbane, Australia.

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ID Code: 88877
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/s00520-014-2218-z
ISSN: 0941-4355
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Springer
Deposited On: 07 Oct 2015 23:37
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 23:37

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