Dr M. Kashif. ul. Ehsan, Dr Hassan Arslan, Dr. Jabbar Ahmad
Background: Vitamin D lack is currently archived as pandemic. It has been evaluated that 1 billion individuals worldwide have vitamin D inadequacy or deficiency and Pakistan, isn't a special case. Objective: The objective of present investigation was to decide the recurrence and hazard factors for Vitamin D insufficiency among patient attending out patients’ division. Patients and Methods: This was a cross sectional examination, led from May, 2018 to October, 2018 in the outpatient branch of Mayo Hospital Lahore. An aggregate of 140 continuous ladies with grumbling of summed up body throbs, of 15 years or more age, who have given verbal assent, were incorporated into the examination. The information was gathered on a predesigned and pretested survey which included factors on age, residence(rural/urban), number of rooms in house, introduction to daylight, kind of clothing (full sleeve/half sleeve) dietary admission if vitamin D, for example, milk and sustenance supplement. Serum vitamin D (25 OH vitamin D) level ≥30ng/dl, was taken as should be expected, 21-29ng/dl as inadequate and 11-20ng/dl as lacking. Chi square test was connected for looking at gatherings for dangers factors relationship, with p estimation of ˂0.05 as huge. The information was entered and investigated in SPSS form 16.0. Results: A sum of 150 ladies of 15 years or more were incorporated into study, with 73% having vitamin D3 dimension of ˂30 ng/dl. The mean dimension of serum vitamin D level was 19±2.1 ng/dl, with least 4 ng/dl to limit of 43.7 ng/dl. Urban living arrangement, absence of education, poor lodging, absence of sun presentation, wearing cover, absence of milk, meat and vitamin D supplement consumption as huge (p esteem ˂0.05) chance variables. Conclusion: Our discoveries uncovered that there is a high weight of vitamin D insufficiency among females of our district. Urban residence, lack of sun exposure, illiteracy, wearing veil, poor housing, lack of milk, meat and vitamin D supplement intake as significant risk factors of low serum vitamin D levels. Keywords: women, vitamin D deficiency, risk factors.