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Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency and Insufficiency among Healthcare Professionals in Hospital Setting at Altitude of over 1300 m:Tehran-Iran; Logman Hakim Hospital

Background: Vitamin D (VD) deficiency is a pandemic issue in the world. It causes adverse health effects in the at-risk and healthy subjects. One of the available sources of VD is ultraviolet of the sunbeam. Iran is placed at the sunshine area, and its deficiency or insufficiency is seemed to be unexpected. Healthcare professionals are the first line of the health service system. Their workplaces and working times may be supported as the risk factors in the development or aggregated VD deficiency. The aim of the study was to assess the status of a VD level in serum among healthcare professionals in the hospital setting. Material and methods: The study was performed by health care professionals in Loghman Hakim general teaching hospital in the winter season. VD level in serum was determined to the recommended manufacturer.

The results: In total, 193 health care professionals were included in setting hospital within the study. The mean age was 34.8 ± 8. 6 S|D years (Median=33, Mod=30). Sex distribution was female, 66% and male, 34%. The mean of the VD level in serum was 11.31 ± 9.1 SD ng/ml. The frequency of VD value below the normal set point was 95% of focus population. Of those, VD deficiency was found in 65% of total subjects. The middle age groups had a noticeable frequency VD deficiency.

Conclusion: The study showed that substantially of a healthcare professional were at risk of Vitamin D deficiency. Women, who make up the considerable country's body of health organizations, are at higher risk of Vitamin D deficiency. They are requiring specific attention as at-risk people.


Khosrow Again and Seyed Ali Bahreini Moghadam

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