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Volume : 8, Issue : 1, Year : 2021
Article Page : 53-56
Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency is a serious health problem and is widespread in individuals irrespective of age, gender, race and geography. Despite being studied so much its deficiency is still missed by clinicians. This study was done to find vitamin D status of patients attending DM WIMS, Wayanad, Kerala, irrespective of the department they attended.
Materials and Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study was done and the data for 1 year was extracted from HIS (hospital information system) and reviewed. The subjects were divided into three groups: Group A: level <20 xss=removed> insufficient) and Group C: level between 30-100 (vitamin D sufficient).
Result: Out of total 498 subjects in our study, 27% were males and 73% were females. Vitamin D deficiency was seen in 57.4% males and 72.5% females. The most affected age groups were 20 -40 years (28.7%) and 41-60 years (28.3%).
Conclusion: In the present study vitamin D deficiency was found to be more in females compared to males. Also the most affected age groups were 20-40 years. Routine screening for vitamin deficiency and its supplementation starting at all ages should be recommended to improve vitamin D status.
Keywords: Vitamin D, Vitamin D deficiency, Wayanad.
How to cite : Vinisha K, Thomas V , Mithrason A T , To find vitamin D status in in-patients coming to DM WIMS hospital, Wayanad. Int J Clin Biochem Res 2021;8(1):53-56
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