Profile of Vitamin D deficiency in Mangalore

*, Nandini M and Prabhu, Ashok K and Kamath, Asha K and *, Aishwainee V. G (2014) Profile of Vitamin D deficiency in Mangalore. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 5 (4). (B) 179-(B) 186. ISSN 0975-6299

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Recent studies, reporting the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) worldwide prompted us to assess the vitamin D status in various age groups and gender. Data of 771 subjects, who got their vitamin D levels checked at KMC Hospital, Ambedkar circle, Mangalore, were analyzed. 60% of the subjects were vitamin D deficient while only 20% had sufficient levels. The percentage of subjects with vitamin D deficiency (VDD) was highest in the age group of 21-30. The relative insufficiency was more prevalent in the age group of 1-10. The subjects with sufficient vitamin D levels belonged to the age group of 1-10 and surprisingly so even in the age group of >70 years. Males and females seem to be equally affected by this deficiency. The present study shows that vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in all age groups which needs public health intervention. However the normal range of vitamin D obtained is 17.65 - 19.56 which questions the prevalence of VDD in Mangalore.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vitamin D,VDD, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, Prevalence.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Biochemistry
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 11:13
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 11:13

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