Screening for vitamin D deficiency in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.


Journal Article

DESCRIPTION: New USPSTF recommendation on screening for vitamin D deficiency in adults. METHODS: The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on screening for and treatment of vitamin D deficiency, including the benefits and harms of screening and early treatment. POPULATION: This recommendation applies to community-dwelling, nonpregnant adults aged 18 years or older who are seen in primary care settings and are not known to have signs or symptoms of vitamin D deficiency or conditions for which vitamin D treatment is recommended. RECOMMENDATION: The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults. (I statement).

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Cited Authors

  • LeFevre, ML; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force,

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 162 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 133 - 140

PubMed ID

  • 25419853

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25419853

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-3704

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4819

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7326/m14-2450


  • eng