International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part F (2021)
Vitamin D status in pregnant and nonpregnant reproductive women: A comparative study
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.
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.