Table 2

Percentages of adults taking a multivitamin, calcium, and getting vitamin D from supplements in 2008 by age group, gender and race/ethnicity
    Vitamin D from a Supplement
1
Daily Multivitamin Calcium+D Supplement None From 1 source From ≥ 2 sources
Unwtd. N Wtd % Wtd. % Wtd. % Wtd. % Wtd. %
WOMEN
 25-50 yr 3531 54.6 23.7 40.0 41.6 18.4
 51-70 yr 3116 60.2 51.3 26.9 34.3 38.8
 71-85 yr 2237 58.4 54.3 25.7 35.5 38.8
    Age 25-50
 WhiteNH 1832 60.8 24.4 34.7 45.3 20.0
 Black 263 45.6* 17.4 47.8* 41.4 10.8*
 Latina 541 48.7* 21.0 46.7* 36.8 16.5
 Filipina 282 44.7* 18.9 49.6* 37.2 13.2*
 Chinese 212 46.8* 34.1* 40.4 38.3 21.3
    Age 51-85
 WhiteNH 3806 61.2 53.3 25.7 33.7 40.6
 Black 376 51.2* 33.4* 37.0* 41.1 21.9*
 Latina 389 49.8* 41.4* 35.5* 37.7 26.8*
 Filipina 271 59.4 57.0 23.3 37.0 39.7
 Chinese 192 58.1 61.5 22.3 35.6 42.1
MEN
 25-50 yr 2120 44.5 6.8 53.8 40.9 5.2
 51-70 yr 2737 49.5 13.4 47.3 42.3 10.4
 71-85 yr 2308 50.8 19.7 44.2 40.8 15.0
    Age 25-50
 WhiteNH 1127 48.4 6.1 50.1 45.1 4.8
 Black 119 45.0 9.6 52.1 40.6 7.3
 Latino 324 38.4* 6.8 60.9* 33.0 6.1
 Filipino 153 50.3 6.9 47.0 48.8 4.2
 Chinese 128 40.2 11.3 55.2 38.1 6.7
    Age 51-85
 WhiteNH 3646 52.9 14.7 43.8 45.2 11.4
 Black 285 43.7 12.2 54.2* 35.1 10.7
 Latino 371 37.8* 11.8 58.5* 56.5 8.0
 Filipino 233 47.8 17.9 45.7 41.6 12.7
 Chinese 186 39.4* 15.3 57.1* 31.0 11.9

Unwtd. N = Actual subgroup sample size. Wtd. % = Respondent data weighted to the age, gender, and geographic composition of the health plan membership at time of the survey.

1 Sources of vitamin D: Calcium with D, multivitamin, singular D, or D in another combination. At the time of the survey, each of these sources generally contained 400 IU of vitamin D2.

* Differs significantly from White nonHispanics at p<.05.

Gordon et al.

Gordon et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:104   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-104

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