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Manaish Kumar
Afsheen Mansoor
Edwin C. Cancino
Muhamad Babur
Osama Ahmad
Joti Devi
Saima Zaib
Madieha Ambreen
Shahrukh Irfan
Mehvish Mushtaq


Pakistan, Nutritional, Federal Area


Vitamin D deficiency is a global health concern affecting children worldwide, including those residing in the Federal Area of Pakistan. This research article aims to investigate the nutritional status of children in this region and assess the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among them. We conducted a cross-sectional study involving a sample of children aged 1 to 18 years. A total of 500 children aged 1 to 18 years were selected using a stratified random sampling technique. Data on dietary habits, sunlight exposure, anthropometric measurements, and serum vitamin D levels were collected. The results of this study underscore the urgent need for public health interventions to combat vitamin D deficiency in children in the Federal Area of Pakistan.

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