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

authors:

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

Internal disease dept, Faculty of medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Zahedan, Iran.
South eastern center of blood transfusion, Zahedan, Iran.
Epidemiologic and statistic dept, Faculty of health, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Zahedan, Iran.
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.

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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