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Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Mogire RM, Mutua A, Kimita W, Kamau A, Bejon P, Pettifor JM, Adeyemo A, Williams TN, Atkinson SH.

Lancet Glob Health. 2019 Nov 27. pii: S2214-109X(19)30457-7. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30457-7. [Epub ahead of print]


Maternal and neonatal vitamin D status at birth in black South Africans.

Velaphi SC, Izu A, Madhi SA, Pettifor JM.

S Afr Med J. 2019 Sep 30;109(10):807-813. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i10.13651.


Sanitation and diarrhoea in infancy and CRP level at 18 years: the birth-to-twenty plus cohort.

Said-Mohamed R, Stein AD, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

Ann Hum Biol. 2019 Aug;46(5):415-424. doi: 10.1080/03014460.2019.1657496. Epub 2019 Sep 18.


Calcium Deficiency Rickets in African Adolescents: Cortical Bone Histomorphometry.

Schnitzler CM, Pettifor JM.

JBMR Plus. 2019 Feb 11;3(6):e10169. doi: 10.1002/jbm4.10169. eCollection 2019 Jun.


The prevalence of malnutrition and growth percentiles for urban South African children.

Nyati LH, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

BMC Public Health. 2019 May 2;19(1):492. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6794-1.


Rickets severity predicts clinical outcomes in children with X-linked hypophosphatemia: Utility of the radiographic Rickets Severity Score.

Thacher TD, Pettifor JM, Tebben PJ, Creo AL, Skrinar A, Mao M, Chen CY, Chang T, San Martin J, Carpenter TO.

Bone. 2019 May;122:76-81. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2019.02.010. Epub 2019 Feb 14.


Hope for patients with X-linked hypophosphataemia?

Pettifor JM.

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2019 Mar;7(3):163-165. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(19)30004-X. Epub 2019 Jan 9. No abstract available.


A longitudinal comparison of appendicular bone growth and markers of strength through adolescence in a South African cohort using radiogrammetry and pQCT.

Magan A, Micklesfield LK, Nyati LH, Norris SA, Pettifor JM.

Osteoporos Int. 2019 Feb;30(2):451-460. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4761-9. Epub 2018 Nov 13.


Paediatric hypertension in South Africa: An underestimated problem calling for action.

Kagura J, Ong KK, Adair LS, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

S Afr Med J. 2018 Aug 28;108(9):708-709. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i9.13317. No abstract available.


Metacarpal Indices and Their Association with Fracture in South African Children and Adolescents.

Magan A, Micklesfield LK, Norris SA, Thandrayen K, Munthali RJ, Pettifor JM.

Calcif Tissue Int. 2019 Jan;104(1):14-25. doi: 10.1007/s00223-018-0467-4. Epub 2018 Aug 22.


The roles of vitamin D and dietary calcium in nutritional rickets.

Thandrayen K, Pettifor JM.

Bone Rep. 2018 Jan 31;8:81-89. doi: 10.1016/j.bonr.2018.01.005. eCollection 2018 Jun.


The relationship between maternal and child bone density in Nigerian children with and without nutritional rickets.

Bommersbach TJ, Fischer PR, Pettifor JM, Thacher TD.

Osteoporos Int. 2018 Jun;29(6):1313-1320. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4422-z. Epub 2018 Feb 27.



Carpenter TO, Shaw NJ, Portale AA, Ward LM, Abrams SA, Pettifor JM.

Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2017 Dec 21;3:17101. doi: 10.1038/nrdp.2017.101. Review.


Life History theory hypotheses on child growth: Potential implications for short and long-term child growth, development and health.

Said-Mohamed R, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

Am J Phys Anthropol. 2018 Jan;165(1):4-19. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23340. Epub 2017 Oct 26.


Ethnic Differences in Peripheral Skeletal Development Among Urban South African Adolescents: A Ten-Year Longitudinal pQCT Study.

Schoenbuchner SM, Pettifor JM, Norris SA, Micklesfield LK, Prentice A, Ward KA.

J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Dec;32(12):2355-2366. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3279. Epub 2017 Oct 9.


Metacarpal Growth During Adolescence in a Longitudinal South African Cohort.

Magan A, Nyati LH, Micklesfield LK, Norris SA, Pettifor JM.

J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Sep;32(9):1926-1934. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3179. Epub 2017 Jul 5.


Changes in Bone Mineral Density, Body Composition, Vitamin D Status, and Mineral Metabolism in Urban HIV-Positive South African Women Over 12 Months.

Hamill MM, Pettifor JM, Ward KA, Norris SA, Prentice A.

J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Aug;32(8):1615-1624. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3147. Epub 2017 May 8.


The relationship of maternal bone density with nutritional rickets in Nigerian children.

Hsu J, Fischer PR, Pettifor JM, Thacher TD.

Bone. 2017 Apr;97:216-221. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2017.01.026. Epub 2017 Jan 23.


Nutritional rickets around the world: an update.

Creo AL, Thacher TD, Pettifor JM, Strand MA, Fischer PR.

Paediatr Int Child Health. 2017 May;37(2):84-98. doi: 10.1080/20469047.2016.1248170. Epub 2016 Dec 6. Review.


A comparison of body composition estimates using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and air-displacement plethysmography in South African neonates.

Wrottesley SV, Pisa PT, Micklesfield LK, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016 Nov;70(11):1254-1258. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2016.91. Epub 2016 Jun 1.


Association Between Early Life Growth and Blood Pressure Trajectories in Black South African Children.

Kagura J, Adair LS, Munthali RJ, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

Hypertension. 2016 Nov;68(5):1123-1131. Epub 2016 Sep 26.


Optimal Dose of Calcium for Treatment of Nutritional Rickets: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Thacher TD, Smith L, Fischer PR, Isichei CO, Cha SS, Pettifor JM.

J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Nov;31(11):2024-2031. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2886. Epub 2016 Sep 7.


Body Image Satisfaction, Eating Attitudes and Perceptions of Female Body Silhouettes in Rural South African Adolescents.

Pedro TM, Micklesfield LK, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

PLoS One. 2016 May 12;11(5):e0154784. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154784. eCollection 2016.


Association of socioeconomic status change between infancy and adolescence, and blood pressure, in South African young adults: Birth to Twenty Cohort.

Kagura J, Adair LS, Pisa PT, Griffiths PL, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

BMJ Open. 2016 Mar 30;6(3):e008805. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008805.


Bone health and HIV in resource-limited settings: a scoping review.

Matovu FK, Wattanachanya L, Beksinska M, Pettifor JM, Ruxrungtham K.

Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2016 May;11(3):306-25. doi: 10.1097/COH.0000000000000274. Review.


Vitamin D Status in Botswana Children Under 2 Years Old With and Without Active Tuberculosis.

Ludmir J, Mazhani L, Cary MS, Chakalisa UA, Pettifor JM, Molefi M, Redwood A, Stallings VA, Gross R, Steenhoff AP.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 May 4;94(5):971-4. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0864. Epub 2016 Mar 14.


Global Consensus Recommendations on Prevention and Management of Nutritional Rickets.

Munns CF, Shaw N, Kiely M, Specker BL, Thacher TD, Ozono K, Michigami T, Tiosano D, Mughal MZ, Mäkitie O, Ramos-Abad L, Ward L, DiMeglio LA, Atapattu N, Cassinelli H, Braegger C, Pettifor JM, Seth A, Idris HW, Bhatia V, Fu J, Goldberg G, Sävendahl L, Khadgawat R, Pludowski P, Maddock J, Hyppönen E, Oduwole A, Frew E, Aguiar M, Tulchinsky T, Butler G, Högler W.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Feb;101(2):394-415. doi: 10.1210/jc.2015-2175. Epub 2016 Jan 8. Review.


Global Consensus Recommendations on Prevention and Management of Nutritional Rickets.

Munns CF, Shaw N, Kiely M, Specker BL, Thacher TD, Ozono K, Michigami T, Tiosano D, Mughal MZ, Mäkitie O, Ramos-Abad L, Ward L, DiMeglio LA, Atapattu N, Cassinelli H, Braegger C, Pettifor JM, Seth A, Idris HW, Bhatia V, Fu J, Goldberg G, Sävendahl L, Khadgawat R, Pludowski P, Maddock J, Hyppönen E, Oduwole A, Frew E, Aguiar M, Tulchinsky T, Butler G, Högler W.

Horm Res Paediatr. 2016;85(2):83-106. doi: 10.1159/000443136. Epub 2016 Jan 8.


Prevention and consequences of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant and lactating women and children: A symposium to prioritise vitamin D on the global agenda.

Schoenmakers I, Pettifor JM, Peña-Rosas JP, Lamberg-Allardt C, Shaw N, Jones KS, Lips P, Glorieux FH, Bouillon R.

J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2016 Nov;164:156-160. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2015.11.004. Epub 2015 Nov 10.


Screening for nutritional rickets in a community.

Pettifor JM.

J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2016 Nov;164:139-144. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2015.09.008. Epub 2015 Sep 10. Review.


Does vitamin D status track through adolescence?

Poopedi MA, Norris SA, Micklesfield LK, Pettifor JM.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Nov;102(5):1025-9. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.112714. Epub 2015 Sep 9.


Blood pressure tracking in urban black South African children: birth to twenty cohort.

Kagura J, Adair LS, Musa MG, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

BMC Pediatr. 2015 Jul 15;15:78. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0402-z.


Bone Mass and Its Relevance in Sub-Saharan Black Populations.

Pettifor JM.

J Clin Densitom. 2015 Oct-Dec;18(4):453-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jocd.2015.05.066. Epub 2015 Jul 7. No abstract available.


Has the prevalence of stunting in South African children changed in 40 years? A systematic review.

Said-Mohamed R, Micklesfield LK, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

BMC Public Health. 2015 Jun 5;15:534. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1844-9. Review.


Nutrient patterns and their association with socio-demographic, lifestyle factors and obesity risk in rural South African adolescents.

Pisa PT, Pedro TM, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

Nutrients. 2015 May 12;7(5):3464-82. doi: 10.3390/nu7053464.


Prevalence of rickets-like bone deformities in rural Gambian children.

Jones HL, Jammeh L, Owens S, Fulford AJ, Moore SE, Pettifor JM, Prentice A.

Bone. 2015 Aug;77:1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2015.04.011. Epub 2015 Apr 12.


Comparison of Limestone and Ground Fish for Treatment of Nutritional Rickets in Children in Nigeria.

Thacher TD, Bommersbach TJ, Pettifor JM, Isichei CO, Fischer PR.

J Pediatr. 2015 Jul;167(1):148-54.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.02.008. Epub 2015 Mar 19.


Even transient rapid infancy weight gain is associated with higher BMI in young adults and earlier menarche.

Salgin B, Norris SA, Prentice P, Pettifor JM, Richter LM, Ong KK, Dunger DB.

Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Jun;39(6):939-44. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.25. Epub 2015 Mar 16.


Corpus callosum thickness on mid-sagittal MRI as a marker of brain volume: a pilot study in children with HIV-related brain disease and controls.

Andronikou S, Ackermann C, Laughton B, Cotton M, Tomazos N, Spottiswoode B, Mauff K, Pettifor JM.

Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Jul;45(7):1016-25. doi: 10.1007/s00247-014-3255-y. Epub 2015 Jan 27.


Eating attitudes, body image satisfaction and self-esteem of South African Black and White male adolescents and their perception of female body silhouettes.

Gitau TM, Micklesfield LK, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

J Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2014;26(3):193-205. doi: 10.2989/17280583.2014.901224.


Ethnic and sex differences in skeletal maturation among the Birth to Twenty cohort in South Africa.

Cole TJ, Rousham EK, Hawley NL, Cameron N, Norris SA, Pettifor JM.

Arch Dis Child. 2015 Feb;100(2):138-43. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306399. Epub 2014 Nov 19.


Calcium and vitamin D metabolism in children in developing countries.

Pettifor JM.

Ann Nutr Metab. 2014;64 Suppl 2:15-22. doi: 10.1159/000365124. Epub 2014 Oct 22. Review.


Changes in eating attitudes, body esteem and weight control behaviours during adolescence in a South African cohort.

Gitau TM, Micklesfield LK, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

PLoS One. 2014 Oct 13;9(10):e109709. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109709. eCollection 2014. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0117879.


The safety of osteoporosis medication.

Hough FS, Brown SL, Cassim B, Davey MR, de Lange W, de Villiers TJ, Ellis GC, Lipschitz S, Lukhele M, Pettifor JM; National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa.

S Afr Med J. 2014 Apr;104(4):279-82.


Application of Intervention Mapping to develop a community-based health promotion pre-pregnancy intervention for adolescent girls in rural South Africa: Project Ntshembo (Hope).

Draper CE, Micklesfield LK, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Pettifor JM, Dunger DB, Norris SA; Ntshembo Consortium.

BMC Public Health. 2014;14 Suppl 2:S5. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-S2-S5. Epub 2014 Jun 20.


The effect of nutritional rickets on bone mineral density.

Thacher TD, Fischer PR, Pettifor JM.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Nov;99(11):4174-80. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-2092. Epub 2014 Jul 25.


Postnatal growth velocity and overweight in early adolescents: a comparison of rural and urban African boys and girls.

Chirwa ED, Griffiths P, Maleta K, Ashorn P, Pettifor JM, Norris SA.

Am J Hum Biol. 2014 Sep-Oct;26(5):643-51. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22575. Epub 2014 Jun 20.


Effect of adiposity, season, diet and calcium or vitamin D supplementation on the vitamin D status of healthy urban African and Asian-Indian adults.

George JA, Norris SA, van Deventer HE, Pettifor JM, Crowther NJ.

Br J Nutr. 2014 Aug 28;112(4):590-9. doi: 10.1017/S0007114514001202. Epub 2014 May 30.


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