Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among Iranian elderly and nursing home residents

AghaMohammadzadeh, Naser and najfipour, Farzad and Mehdizadeh Khalifani, Alireza and Mehdizadeh Khalifani, Alireza and Asgharzadeh, Akbar Ali and Bahrami, Amir and Niafar, Mitra and Razaghi, Zohreh (2015) Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among Iranian elderly and nursing home residents. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 57 (9). pp. 962-968.

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Introduction: Vitamin D (Vit D) deficiency is an important health problem that is prevalent the among elderly and probably is more prevalent in nursing home residents. So we conducted a study to evaluate the prevalence of Vit D deficiency in elderly nursing home residents and compared it with the other elderly population. Materials and Methods  In a cross-sectional study 140 aged nursing home residents (G1) & 140 elderly in the community (G2) were enrolled. Serum 25(OH) D, parathyroid hormone (PTH), Alkaline phosphatase (alp), Calcium, Phosphor, Albumin were measured in all subjects. We used t test ,chi square test, ANOVA and correlation for statistical analysis of hypothesis. Results: mean serum 25(OH) Vit D was 16.1±16.64 ng/ml in G1 and 39.62 ± 24.78 in G2 (p= 0.000) Vit D level less than 20 IU/ml was found in 75 of G1 and 24 of G2. There was a significant correlation between serum 25(OH)D and PTH in both groups, and between 25(OH)D and Alp in cases.(P=.001) Conclusion: In this study we showed that Vit D deficiency among the elderly in nursing home residents was higher than the adjusted population out of nursing homes. So we recommend to use replenishment methods or Vit D for the elderly who were more at risk.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 18:30
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