PREVALENCE OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AMONG PREGNANT FEMALES

  1. DR. MUHAMMAD NAQASH, BENAZIR BHUTTO HOSPITAL RAWALPINDI
  2. DR. BUSHRA LIAQAT, DERA GHAZI KHAN MEDICAL COLLEGE
  3. DR. JAVERIA YASIN, BENAZIR BHUTTO HOSPITAL RAWALPINDI
Corresponding Author: Dr. Bushra Liaqat, Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College, bliaqat777@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4255853
Cite this article as: Naqash M, Liaqat B, Yasin J. Prevalence of vitamin d deficiency among pregnant females. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(10). 398-402

ABSTRACT: Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate, and many other biological effects. In humans, the most important compounds in this group are vitamin D3 (also known as cholecalciferol) and vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). A total of 67 patients presenting in outdoor department of obstetrical department were included in this cross-sectional study. Informed consent was taken. The demographic data of the patients was recorded on a predefined proforma. Vitamin D level were sent to laboratory. Later, the reports were collected from the Lab. All the data was entered and analyzed with SPSS Ver. 22.0. The mean age of the patients was 28.68±2.56 years. The minimum age was 23 years and maximum age was 36 years. Out of 67 patients, 34 patients were in second trimester and 33 were in third trimester of their pregnancy. Twenty-three patients were vitamin D deficient, thirty one had insufficient levels and thirteen patients had optimal vitamin D levels.

Keywords: Vitamin D levels