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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