Study Title:

CDC’s Second Nutrition Report: A comprehensive biochemical assessment of the nutrition status of the U.S. population.

Study Abstract

Report measures 58 indicators of diet and nutrition CDC’s Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. Population provides reference data on biochemical indicators, including fat- and water-soluble vitamins, iron-status indicators, iodine, and other dietary biomarkers that are important to human health. New report uses NHANES results The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is CDC’s ongoing national survey to assess the health and nutrition status of the U.S. population. The Second Nutrition Report includes results from blood and urine samples collected from people participating in NHANES from 2003-2006. In addition, results from NHANES 1999-2002 are included for biochemical indicators measured during that time period. New information on nutrition deficiencies The Second Nutrition Report found less than 10% of the U.S. population had nutrition deficiencies for selected indicators. However, for most nutrition indicators, deficiencies varied by age, gender, or race/ ethnicity and could be as high as nearly one third of certain population groups. For example, non-Hispanic black (31%) and Mexican-American (12%) people were more likely to be vitamin D deficient compared to nonHispanic white people (3%).

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A comprehensive biochemical assessment of the nutrition status of the U.S. population

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