Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in blood donors who referred to blood transfusion organization of Zahedan

AUTHORS

homaira rashidi 1 , * , H Sanadgol 1 , Esmail Sanei-Moghadam 2 , Alireza Ansari-Moghaddam 3 , Fatemeh Ansari Moghaddam 4

1 Internal disease dept, Faculty of medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Zahedan, Iran.

2 South eastern center of blood transfusion, Zahedan, Iran.

3 Epidemiologic and statistic dept, Faculty of health, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Zahedan, Iran.

4 General physician.

How to Cite: rashidi H, Sanadgol H, Sanei-Moghadam E, Ansari-Moghaddam A , Ansari Moghaddam F. Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in blood donors who referred to blood transfusion organization of Zahedan, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2004 ; 6(2):e95023.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 6 (2); e95023
Published Online: June 20, 2004
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 03, 2004
Accepted: June 14, 2004
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Abstract

Background: Because of increase in number of side affect that caused by hypovitaminosis D,
this study has been done to find out prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in blood donors.
Methods and Materials: In this Cross - sectional & descriptive study, we evaluated 183
persons, 163 male (89.07%) & 20 female (10.92%). The average range of women & men was 17-
52y & 17-53y respectively.
Results: The results revealed that 8 persons (4.4%) had sever hypo vitaminosis D (vit<25
nmol/l), 124 persons (67.8%): mild hypovitaminosis D (vit D=25-62.4nmol/l), 45 persons
(24.6%): normal serum level of vitD (62.5-125 nmol/l) & 6 persons (3.3%) had hyper
vitaminosis D (>125 nmol/l). Prevalence of hypocalcemia & hypophosphatemia in blood donors
was 95 persons (51.9%) & 10 persons (5.5%) respectively. Also average serum level of PTH was
32.1 ±33. 4 pg / ml.
Conclusions: The above finding suggest a solid & effective programming for education of
people about prevalence & complications of hypovitaminosis D, more effective screening studies
for improving knowledge of individual about prevalence of hypovitaminosis D & related disease
in society & necessity of medical health personnel’s knowledge about hypovitaminosis D.

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