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Journal:   ACTA MEDICA IRANICA   2016 , Volume 54 , Number 2; Page(s) 146 To 150.
 
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VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AMONG FEMALE NURSES OF CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL AND ITS RELATED FACTORS

 
 
Author(s):  RAJEBI HAMID*, KHODADAD AHMAD, FAHIMI GOLSHAN, ABOLHASSANI HASSAN
 
* DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY, SUNY UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, SYRACUSE, NY, USA
 
Abstract: 

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most preventable challenges worldwide. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among female nurses working at Children’s Medical Center Hospital in Tehran, Iran, due to the risk factor of being a notably long period indoors and the fact that their health status may have consequences on the process of patients’ treatment. A total of 114 female nurses who were at least 20 years old entered the study voluntarily, and a questionnaire was applied to collect information on lifestyle and other factors associated with vitamin D deficiency. A sample of blood was taken to measure 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) and cut off value to indicate deficiency was considered below 10ng/ml, and the amounts of 10-29ng/ml were declared insufficient. The mean of 25-OHD was 11.7±9.3ng/ml. A total of 79 subjects (69.3%) had a deficient level of vitamin D, 28 subjects (24.6%) had an insufficient level and only 7 subjects (6.1%) had sufficient level of vitamin D. The deficiency was more noticeable in the age group of 26-35 years old. Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency had a significant correlation with younger subjects (P<0.001). There was no significant association among other factors such as body mass index (BMI), health status complications, regular exercise, and duration of sun exposure. High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the study population leads to emphasise the need to screen health care workers for vitamin D levels.

 
Keyword(s): VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY, PREVALENCE, NURSE
 
 
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RAJEBI, H., & KHODADAD, A., & FAHIMI, G., & ABOLHASSANI, H. (2016). VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AMONG FEMALE NURSES OF CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL AND ITS RELATED FACTORS. ACTA MEDICA IRANICA, 54(2), 146-150. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510888



Vancouver: Copy

RAJEBI HAMID, KHODADAD AHMAD, FAHIMI GOLSHAN, ABOLHASSANI HASSAN. VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AMONG FEMALE NURSES OF CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL AND ITS RELATED FACTORS. ACTA MEDICA IRANICA. 2016 [cited 2021August04];54(2):146-150. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510888



IEEE: Copy

RAJEBI, H., KHODADAD, A., FAHIMI, G., ABOLHASSANI, H., 2016. VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AMONG FEMALE NURSES OF CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL AND ITS RELATED FACTORS. ACTA MEDICA IRANICA, [online] 54(2), pp.146-150. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510888.



 
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