- This study relies on historical data collected between 2006-2010 on vitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration and self-reported social, health and economic characteristics that may have changed significantly by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.
- The total number of subjects 449 is small and the population characteristics are representative of the UK and may not be consistent with global populations.
- Although the median 25(OH)D concentrations suggest mild insufficiency in this population, it does not suggest widespread deficiency. No current data regarding self-supplementation of vitamin D is provided.
- Note that incorrect values for age and vitamin D concentrations were transcribed from summary statistics, and variable categories were the wrong way around for smoking status, long-standing illness, disability or infirmity and diabetes in the original publication. This summary cites the corrected statistics for Table 1 and some text that can be found here:
Hastie, C. E., Mackay, D. F., Ho, F., Celis-Morales, C. A., Katikireddi, S. V., Niedzwiedz, C. L., Jani, B. D., Welsh, P., Mair, F. S., Gray, S. R., O’Donnell, C. A., Gill, J. M., Sattar, N. and Pell, J. P. (2020) ‘Corrigendum to “Vitamin D concentrations and COVID-19 infection in UK Biobank” [Diabetes Metabol Syndr: Clin Res Rev 2020 14 (4) 561-5]’, Diabetes Metab Syndr, 14(5), pp. 1315-1316.