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Research Article

High Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency in China: Relationship with the Levels of Parathyroid Hormone and Markers of Bone Turnover

  • Han-Kui Lu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Han-Kui Lu, Zeng Zhang

    Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Zeng Zhang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Han-Kui Lu, Zeng Zhang

    Affiliations: Metabolic Bone Disease and Genetic Research Unit, Department of Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Yao-Hua Ke,

    Affiliation: Metabolic Bone Disease and Genetic Research Unit, Department of Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Jin-Wei He,

    Affiliation: Metabolic Bone Disease and Genetic Research Unit, Department of Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Wen-Zhen Fu,

    Affiliation: Metabolic Bone Disease and Genetic Research Unit, Department of Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Chang-Qing Zhang,

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Zhen-Lin Zhang mail

    zzl2002@medmail.com.cn

    Affiliation: Metabolic Bone Disease and Genetic Research Unit, Department of Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: November 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047264

About the Authors

Han-Kui Lu
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Zeng Zhang, Yao-Hua Ke, Jin-Wei He, Wen-Zhen Fu, Zhen-Lin Zhang
Metabolic Bone Disease and Genetic Research Unit, Department of Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Zeng Zhang, Chang-Qing Zhang
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Author

Email: zzl2002@medmail.com.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZLZ CQZ. Performed the experiments: YHK JWH WZF. Analyzed the data: ZZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HKL. Wrote the paper: ZZ.