Panacea Journal of Medical Sciences

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A cross sectional study of vitamin D status of 5-18 years children in a tertiary care of hospital

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Anil K Agarwal, Arun Kushwah, Anand Pratap Singh, Ramniwas Mahore, Pradeep Verma

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Context: High prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in pediatric population from different parts of the country. However, this study investigated the prevalence and risk factors associated with vitamin D deficiency in children. Aims: To assess the serum Vitamin D level and also to find out the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency among children and adolescents in Gwalior, a major northern city of Madhya Pradesh. Settings and design: Cross sectional descriptive study Materials and and Methods: The serum 25(OH)D levels of 258 children from age five to below 18 years, attending the out-patient clinics of the hospital were analyzed from June 2021 to Dec 2021. Statistical analysis used: Data being non-parametric was presented as median and interquartile range. The group differences were computed by Mann Whitney U test. A p value < 0> Results: 60% of the study population had insufficient levels of Vitamin D, with girls having significantly lower levels of serum vitamin D. Only 27% of adolescents had optimum level of serum Vitamin D. Conclusion: A high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and Vitamin D deficiency was found among the children living in the urban and sub urban areas of Gwalior city in northern Madhya Pradesh India.  

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Vitamin D insufficiency, High risk factors, Central India, Children & Adolescent

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