Volume : V, Issue : VII, July - 2015

Prevalence of Hypovitaminosis D in Full Term Appropriate for Gestational Age Exclusively Breastfed Neonates in Central India

Dr. Manoj Bhatnagar, Dr. Shamama Subuhi

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 Objective: To study prevalence of Hypovitaminosis D in full term appropriate for gestational age, in exclusively eastfed neonates. Methods: This observational study was conducted in neonates, in tertiary care hospital in central India. Period of study was from December 2012 to July 2014. After clinical assessment, gestational age was calculated as per New Ballard Score. Sample size was 86 enrolled from Neonates visiting Immunization center and Outpatient Department for routine checkup. Parameters measured were Serum 25 hydroxy vitamin D (25 OHD ) and Alkaline phosphates (ALP) levels. Results: Out of 86 neonates, 66 (76.7%) were found to be deficient, 8(9.3%) were found to be insufficient, and 12(14%) were found to be normal. but for statistical purpose deficient and insufficient neonates 74(86%) were considered as deficient. Significant correlation was found in our study. Correlation coefficient (r) was found to be –0.91602, and p = 0.0000 (<0.05). Significant correlation between 25–OH Vit D3 (1.30–26.92) and Alkpo4 (36–378) means low value of Sr.25–OH Vit D3 is associated with high Value of Sr.Alkpo4 or vice a versa Conclusions: Significant prevalence of 25 hydroxy vitamin D Deficiency is observed in exclusively east fed neonates.

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr. Manoj Bhatnagar Prevalence of Hypovitaminosis D in Full Term Appropriate for Gestational Age Exclusively Breastfed Neonates in Central India Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 7 July 2015


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