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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 121-125

Prevalence of vitamin d deficiency among Indian menopausal women and its correlation with diabetes: A first Indian cross sectional data

1 Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of Anesthesiology, Acharya Sri Chander College of Medical Science, Sidra, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
5 Department of Internal Medicine, Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vishal R Tandon
Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Jammu-180 001, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: Swastik Diagnostic Laboratory,, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-7800.141188

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Aim and Objective: To evaluate prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency and establish any correlation between diabetes and vitamin D deficiency among postmenopausal women. Materials and Methods: The 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25 (OH) D] concentrations were measured by competitive in-vitro quantitative immunoassay. The subjects were classified as vitamin D-deficient, insufficient or sufficient on the basis of 25 (OH) D concentrations of < 20 ng/mL, 20-30 ng/mL or > 30 ng/mL respectively. The apparently normal postmenopausal women (PMW) were subjected to fasting blood sugar levels to analyse any correlation between vitamin D deficiency and diabetes. Results: Vitamin D deficiency was observed in 53.35% of the population, 19.48% had insufficiency and 26.83% had adequate Vitamin D levels. In 12.14% of the study population fasting blood glucose was > 110 mg/dl and rest of the subjects were between the normal range which is 70-110mg/dl. Correlation between raised blood sugar levels and Vitamin D deficiency among PMW was non-significant (P = 0.324). Conclusion: High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency exists among apparently healthy Indian PMW. However, the current study failed to show any statistical correlation between vitamin D deficiency and existence of diabetes, which may be due to small sample size.

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