Prevalence of Hypovitaminosis D Among Primigravidas in First Trimester of Pregnancy
Background; Over the few decades, various studies have documented remarkable status of vitamin D deficiency in male and female population. We planned our study to find its prevalence among our local pregnant population. Primigravidas were especially selected to avoid any after effects of previous pregnancies. So that the seriousness of the situation can be assessed and preventive strategies can be developed.
Objective: to determine the prevalence of deficiency of vitamin D levels in first trimester of pregnancy among primigravida women.
Study design; Prospective cross section study.
Place and Duration: The study period was from October 2017 till May 2018.It was conducted on outpatient cases At Gulab Devi Hospital feroze pur road Lahore.
Methodology: in this study we included 100 women who were first time pregnant (primigravida). The search was further narrowed by collecting the subjects who were in their first trimester of pregnancy. Their blood samples were taken and sent for serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 [25 (OH) D3] level.
Results: Out of 100 (n=100) primigravidas, 85 % (n=85) were found deficient in their serum vitamin D level (following the overall criteria of deficiency); i.e. serum 25 (OH) D3 < 30 ng/mL).
Conclusion: Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D is significantly high in Pakistani urban pregnant population.
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