Status of Vitamin D among Patients Visiting a Tertiary Care Centre in Rupandehi, Nepal

Authors

  • Tirtha Narayan Shah Devdaha Medical College and Research Institute
  • Amar Kumar Sinha B & C Medical College, Teaching Hospital and Research Centre, Jhapa, Nepal
  • Krishna Kumar Jha karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Jumla Nepal
  • Ram Jiban Prasad karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Jumla Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v9i4.40425

Keywords:

Prevalence, Vitamin D, Vitamin D status

Abstract

Serum vitamin D is one of the fat-soluble vitamin which has the role in maintenance of calcium and phosphorus levels  and ultimately proper bone health and various physiological processes.  Although many studies prevail hypovitaminosis D, we focused to find out the pattern of  elevated or decreased  serum vitamin D level as its deficiency and surplus have adverse effects to our health.. For this, a retrospective study was done from the records present in a hospital laboratory of Devdaha Medical College and Research Institute (DMCRI), Rupandehi, Nepal from January 2018 to December 2020 where 201 participants with 70.1% male and 29.9% female with different age groups were present. From total participants, 14.9% had deficient, 42.8% had insufficient, 35.3% had sufficient and 7%  had high level of serum vitamin D. Male had 2.9% deficient and 14,9% insufficient vitamin D whereas female had 11.9% deficient, 27.8% insufficient and 7.0% surplus vitamin D. The greater prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in the females than the males could be overcome by the necessary strategies in the form of further studies and judicious supplementation vitamin D in the target population by monitoring the level of serum vitamin D.

Int. J. Appl. Sci. Biotechnol. Vol 9(4): 256-260.

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Author Biographies

Amar Kumar Sinha, B & C Medical College, Teaching Hospital and Research Centre, Jhapa, Nepal

Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry

Krishna Kumar Jha, karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Jumla Nepal

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Pathology

Ram Jiban Prasad, karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Jumla Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology 

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Published

2021-12-30

How to Cite

Shah, T. N., Sinha, A. K., Jha, K. K., & Prasad, R. J. (2021). Status of Vitamin D among Patients Visiting a Tertiary Care Centre in Rupandehi, Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 9(4), 256–260. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v9i4.40425

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Research Articles: Biological Sciences