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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part F (2021)

Vitamin D status in pregnant and nonpregnant reproductive women: A comparative study

Author(s)
Dr. Meenakshi Shankar and Dr. Mukul Singh
Abstract
Objective: Comparison of vitamin D status between pregnant females and nonpregnant reproductive women.
Study Design: We conducted retrospective analysis of 91 pregnant and 221 nonpregnant women aged 19–44 years at Safdurjung hospital between February to May 2020 in Lab medicine.
Results: We included pregnant women age ranged from 20-39years and nonpregnant women age ranged from 22-42 years. The mean ±SD of 25(OH) D in pregnant and nonpregnant women were 23.3±4.5ng/ml (range 8.1 to 43.3) and 18.7±5.3ng/ml (range 5.4 to 36.3) respectively. Vitamin D deficiency, insufficiency and sufficiency were found to be 2.2%, 74.7% and 23% and 3.6%, 90.9% and 13.2% in pregnant and nonpregnant females, respectively.
Conclusion: Adult women of childbearing age have a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency as compare to pregnant women which may be attributed due intake of calcium and vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy.
Pages: 396-399  |  29 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Meenakshi Shankar, Dr. Mukul Singh. Vitamin D status in pregnant and nonpregnant reproductive women: A comparative study. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(1):396-399.
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