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Vitamin D3 [message #24411] Wed, 11 May 2022 11:20 Go to next message
KA is currently offline  KA
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Hi, I wondered if 2019-21 India DHS has data on vitamin D3. I would appreciate it if someone provided me with the information about it in the datasets.
Re: Vitamin D3 [message #24457 is a reply to message #24411] Tue, 17 May 2022 15:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you for your post. We are following up on your question and will post a response when we have more information.
Re: Vitamin D3 [message #24458 is a reply to message #24411] Tue, 17 May 2022 16:23 Go to previous message
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fred.arnold@icf.com wrote on Fri, 13 May 2022 11:31
In NFHS-5, capillary finger-stick blood was collected on filter paper cards for a subsample of women age 15-49 and men age 15-54. The dried blood spots were transferred to the ICMR - National AIDS Research Center for storage and analysis. That laboratory is responsible for analyzing the DBS for HbA1C and Vitamin D. A subsample of the DBS were sent to the ICMR - National Institute for Malaria Research laboratory to analyze several malaria indicators. Although the blood sample were collected as part of the NFHS-5 fieldwork, the analysis and publication of the results are a separate ICMR operation, and the data are not included in the NFHS-5 datasets.
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