Objective To evaluate the vitamin A status of residents in Hebei province. Methods 1678 participants from Hebei province were selected using multi- stage cluster random sampling method,then the blood samples were collected and the serum level of vitamin A was detected by the method of high performance liquid chromatography to analyze the vitamin A status. Results The average level of serum vitamin A among residents in Hebei province was（ 47. 43 ± 20. 42） μg / d1. There were gender and age differences in serum vitamin A concentration（ 〈P 0. 01）,but there was no significant difference in vitamin A concentration between the urban and rural（ P〉 0. 05）. The vitamin A deficiency among the residents was 2. 2 %,and the marginal vitamin A deficiency was 13. 8%,there was significant statistical differences between different age groups on vitamin A status（ χ2=159. 247,P 〈0. 001）. Beside the 60 ~ group,the normal vitamin A rate was increased with age（ χ2trend= 119. 619,P〈 0.001）,but the rate was lowest in 6 ~ group. There were no significant difference in the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency between the residents of different gender and region（ P 〉0. 05）. Conclusions Vitamin A nutrition situation of Hebei province was not optimistic,minors and women was high- risk groups of vitamin A deficiency,should pay more attention to it,and take reasonable prevention and control measures.
Chinese Journal of Pest Control