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Volume : 08, Issue : 01, January – 2021


Dr. Mohudisah Ahmed, Dr. Rameeha Rauf, Dr Faiz Alam

Abstract :

Aim: The objective of this is to determine the association between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality in patients presented with covid-19.
Study Design: Prospective/Observational
Place and Duration: The study was conducted at Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi for duration of three months from 1st July to 30th September, 2020.
Materials & Methods: In our study, total 140 patients of both genders who were diagnosed with covid-19 were enrolled. Patients ages were ranging from 15 years to 75 years. Detailed demographics including age, sex, and body mass index (BMI) were recorded after taking written consent. 5 ml blood sample was taken from all the patients to examine the vitamin D level. Severe Vitamin D deficiency was defined as 25(OH)D < 25 nmol/L (10 ng/dL). Association between mortality and severe vitamin D deficiency was examined. Data was analyzed by SPSS 24.0.
Results: Out of 140 patients, 82 (58.57%) were males while 58 (41.43%) were females with mean age 42.46±14.73 years. Severe vitamin D deficiency was observed in 60 (42.86%) patients. Mortality found in 22 (15.71%) patients. Patients with severe vitamin D deficiency had high rate of mortality 16 (26.67%) as compared to patients with no vitamin D deficiency 6 (7.5%), a significant association was observed between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality in patients with covid-19 disease with p-value <0.05.
Conclusion: It is concluded that there was strong relationship between severe vitamin-D deficiency and mortality in patients with covid-19 disease.

Keywords :Covid-19, Vitamin D Deficiency, Mortality

Cite This Article:

Please cite this article in press Mohudisah Ahmed et al, The Association Between Severe Vitamin D Deficiency And Mortality In Patients With Covid-19., Indo Am. J. P. Sci, 2021; 08(1).

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