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ba0006p199 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Validation of questionnaire for measurement of sunlight exposure in children from Pune, India

Mandlik Rubina , Ekbote Veena , Kajale Neha , Patwardhan Vivek , Vispute Smruti , Kirtikar Utkarshini , Jaiswal Anjali , Ladkat Dipali , Palande Sonal , Deshpande Pranati , Michael Natasha , Deshpande Varsha , Vartak Varsha , Chiplonkar Shashi , Khadilkar Vaman , Padidela Raja , Mughal Zulf , Khadilkar Anuradha

Objective: Although there is adequate sunlight throughout the year, low serum 25OHD concentrations are being increasingly reported among Indian children (Gupta, 2014). Thus, quantifying individual sunlight exposure may be an important step in understanding hypovitaminosis D in sun-rich geographies. The objectives of our study were to quantify the sunlight exposure of school-children using a questionnaire and to use polysulphone film badges to validate the questionnaire adminis...