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Hair Zinc Status and Determinants of Hair Zinc of Vancouver Preschoolers and the Usefulness of these Determinants as a Screening Tool for Marginal Zinc Deficiency pp. 1-48 $100.00
Authors:  (Ziba Vaghri, Susan Barr, Hubert Wong, Gwen Chapman and Clyde Hertzman, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Abstract:
Marginal zinc deficiency (MZD) exists in children of industrialized societies and can impair growth and development. Presently there are no data available on its global prevalence. It is believed that MZD is one of the most common hidden deficiencies throughout the world. This is partly because of the lack of sensitivity and specificity of serum zinc, the most commonly used biomarker of zinc status, to detect MZD. This deficiency in children is always accompanied by a decrease in hair zinc. Although in research settings hair zinc is a recognized biomarker of MZD in children, health practitioners do not presently use it.
This cross-sectional study was designed to examine the hair zinc status of preschoolers in Vancouver. It also aimed at exploring some dietary and non-dietary factors associated with hair zinc status in an attempt to construct and validate a screening tool for detection of MZD.
Our citywide survey (n=719) indicated a mean hair zinc of 11643 g/g with 17% below the cutoff. Logistic regression analysis indicated sex, age, maternal education, the number of adults at home, consumption frequency of milk, ―scores of activity level‖, ―being described as frequently sick‖ and ―taking supplements containing iron‖ as the significant predictors of hair zinc status. However, the final model had 16% sensitivity while having 98.3% specificity, indicating its lack of usefulness as a screening tool.
Our study provides important information on the hair zinc status of Vancouver preschoolers. Although we did not accomplish our primary goal of constructing and validating a screening tool, we did identify some factors in children and their environment associated with hair zinc, which may help in better understanding of hair zinc as a biomarker of MZD. 


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Hair Zinc Status and Determinants of Hair Zinc of Vancouver Preschoolers and the Usefulness of these Determinants as a Screening Tool for Marginal Zinc Deficiency pp. 1-48