COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE STATUS OF VITAMIN D3 IN YOUNG OFFICE WORKING WOMEN AND HOUSEWIVES IN UDAIPUR, RAJASTHANAbstract
Background: Vitamin D3 deficiency continues to be an unrecognized epidemic in many populations around the world. Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium, and bone formation and maintenance. Objective: This study was carried out with an objective of evaluating the prevalence of low Vitamin D levels (insufficiency and deficiency) in female office workers and housewife’s in Geetanjali medical college and hospital, Udaipur. Material & method: This study was carried out in Geetanjali hospital and medical college, a retrospective study conducted on 50 working and 50 housewife’s subjects between age group 18-32 years. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Serum calcium, serum phosphorous, and alkaline phosphatase were determined by a fully-auto-analyzer. The serum level of Vitamin D3 was measured using the electro chemiluminescence immunoassay methodology. Results: The difference in the BMI between the office workers and housewife’s was statistically no significant. Vitamin D3 was 18.72 ± 6.97ng/ml (SEM0.987) in office worker’s and 9.94 ± 6.14 ng/ml (SEM 0.869) in housewife’s with a highly significant (p<0.0001) statistical difference. Conclusion: In all subjects there were low vitamin D3 levels found. An urgent awareness with treatment of this deficiency must be undertaken to prevent any future consequences of Vitamin D deficiency in these young healthy females.
Neha Sharma, Ketan Mangukiya, K.L. Mali, Umesh kumar Pareek and Avdhesh kumar Sharma
Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
30 August, 2014
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