alexa The VERDICT Study (The Vitamin D Evaluation And Prevalence Of Deficiency In Indian Clinicians Across Specialties)
ISSN: 2161-0533

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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10th Global Orthopedicians Annual Meeting
July 03-04, 2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abhijit Trailokya and Nitin Zalte
Alkem Laboratory, India
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Orthop Muscular Syst
DOI: 10.4172/2161-0533-C1-033
Introduction: India has reported wide-spread vitamin D deficiency. Doctors are expected to play a pivotal role in spreading awareness about vitamin D deficiency and measures to avoid it. However, they are also at risk for vitamin D deficiency, due to their professional scenario. The study was conducted to assess the vitamin D status in Indian Clinicians across the specialties. Methods: A multi-centric cross sectional study conducted in 141 locations across 19 Indian States/Union Territories. Doctors working in hospitals, nursing homes, and private clinics constituted the study population & were evaluated for serum 25(OH)D level. Results: A total of 937 subjects were evaluated during the study, which consisted of 782 (83.46 %) males and 155 (16.54%) females. The mean age of the study population was 47.99 (±10.76) years. Mean serum 25(OH)D level was 20.18 (±19.04) ng/mL (range: 3.7-150 ng/mL). Vitamin D levels were deficient in 69.58%, insufficient in 12.27% and sufficient in only 18.14% of study subjects. The lowest values were seen in the 30-39 years age group and in pediatricians across the specialities. No significant difference in 25(OH) D levels were seen in the Northern states (mean 20.27 ±17.3 ng/mL) compared to the Southern states (mean 20.09 ±20.61 ng/mL) of India. Conclusion: Vitamin D levels are alarmingly low in a high proportion of doctors across India. There is a need for sensitization of doctors to low levels of vitamin D seen in them.

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