Single center, observational study to analyze correlation between vitamin D-3 deficiency and age in patients with orthopedic disorders

Girish Rathod, Nitin Raut, Pushkar Borole, Chandan Shetty, Vijaykumar Gawali


Background: Vitamin D deficiency has been strongly associated with various health outcomes, including all-cause mortality. Chronic vitamin D deficiency in adults and in old age results in osteomalacia, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, and increased risk of fall and long bone fractures. 

Methods: We examined records of 1029 such patients and to analyze association of vitamin d-3 levels and categories of age groups (1-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 years). We categorized mild, moderate and severe cases age wise.

Results: During the study period records for 1029 patients were evaluated, of which 347 (33.72%) male and 682 (66.27) were female the mean age with standard deviation for male was 38.25±15.64 years and for female was 41.43±15.23 years. Vitamin D deficiency (<20 ng/ml) was present in 623 patients (61%), 189 patients (18%) had vitamin D level 20-30 ng/ml and 217 patients (21%) had sufficient levels of vitamin D.

Conclusions: Our study concludes that although there is high prevalence of vitamin D-3 deficiency across all age groups among orthopedic patients, age group 31-40 years, was found to be more affected.



Prevalence, Vitamin-D deficiency, Orthopedic patients

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