Estimation of Serum Vitamin D Level among Patients Attending some Polyclinic in Sirte Libya
Keywords:vitamin D, Deficiency, Insufficiency, Sirte City
An Analytical study was conducted to detect Vitamin D Deficiency (VDD) and its associations to age and gender of patients. The study took place during the fourth quarter of 2022. 244 patients were subjected to blood analysis to determine the concentration of 25 hydroxyvitamin D in serum. The sample was consisted of 28.7 % males and 71.3 % females. 48.8 % of the sample (119 patients) were suffering from Vitamin D Deficiency (VDD). Most patients, who had Vitamin D Deficiency (VDD), belong to age group of 26 -65 years old 59.66 % of sample with an average of vitamin concentration 13.23 ± 3.7 ng/ml. The results indicate that 21.7 % of patients had severe vitamin D deficiency and 27 % of them had insufficiency vitamin D whereas 6.1 % had higher vitamin D concentration than normal level. The study concluded that females are more likely to suffer vitamin D deficiency, as the infection rate reached 78.99 % of the samples. The infection rate was higher between the 26 -65 age group at 58.5 %. The results showed that females are more susceptible to infection than males, especially between 26 -65 aged groups.
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