Vitamin-D Deficiency: A Neglected Topic Alarms the Health Care Providers
Ashique Ali Arain, Syed Muhammad Ali, Quamar Zaman Phull,,Ali Abbas
Objective: To assess the vitamin D3 in the study population and to compare it in the male female gender.
Methods: This observational study was conducted from November 2016 to April 2017. Total 200 patients were selected through inclusion and exclusion criteria. Student’s t-test and SPSS version 20 to compare the mean levels of vitamin D3 in male and female gender
Results: Male female ratio was found to be 1:1. Vitamin –D deficiency was found to be more prevalent in male gender as compared to females. Mean of the serum vitamin –D levels were 15.10+9.2ng/dl in men while it was 17.4+13.4 ng/dl in women. 139(69.5%) of the study population was found deficiency <20ng/ml while 31(15.5%) were having insufficient levels<30ng/ml and only 30(15%) showed normal levels 30-50ng/ml. There was a significant difference between the two genders with p value 0.000
Conclusion: Vitamin –D deficiency is very common in both genders of all age groups and males are more deficient as compared to female.
Key words: Vitamin-D, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Rickets