دراسة نقص فيتامين د (D) على النساء الحوامل المترددين على بعض المختبرات الصحية بمدينة العجيلات
This study was conducted to assess the percentage of vitamin D deficiency among pregnant women all over the year, and to find out the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and age among pregnant women during the different seasons.
The study was conducted on pregnant women visiting some health laboratories in Al-Ajailat from January 2021 to January 2022. Women ages ranged between 15-50 years.
The results showed that 58% of the study samples had severe vitamin D deficiency (less than 10 ng/ml), 29% with moderate vitamin D deficiency (less than 20 ng/ml). The significant difference in the mean concentration of vitamin D during winter and spring was P≤0.05. While during summer and autumn, the substantial differences in the average age and vitamin D concentration were at P ≤0.05. It was also shown that there is correlation between age and vitamin D deficiency during the cold and hot seasons.
These results may be due to factors such as lack of exposure to sun, environmental factors, geographical location, food, and some medications taken by pregnant women.