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RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 290-292


Assessment of vitamin D3 deficiency and insufficiency in age and gender groups

Hamzullah Khan, Muhammad Basharat Khan.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the distribution of Vitamin D3 levels in age and gender groups in a tertiary care hospital of Nowshera.
Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted in the department of pathology, Qazi Hussain Ahmed Medical Complex, Nowshera from January 2019 to December 2020. Vitamin D3 was measured by electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay. Data were analyzed using SPSS 25 and Chi square test was used to see the association of age with Vitamin D deficiency.
Results: Out of 62 patients, 22(35.5%) were males and 40(64.5%) females. Mean age was 30±5.2 years. Median Vitamin D3 level was 11.23ng/ml. The data was skewed. It was observed that 70.97% were Vitamin D3 deficient with level of Vitamin D3 less than 20ng/ml. The difference in median of Vitamin D3 was the same across the gender with (p=0.929) and association of age with Vitamin D3 deficiency was not statistically significant (p=0.598).
Conclusion: We found that 71% of the study population had deficient Vitamin D3 level, 12.9% had insufficient while only 16% had normal Vitamin D3 level.

Key words: Vit D3 Levels, insufficient, deficient levels, distribution across age and gender groups.


 
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