Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency among Geriatric Patients

  • Keshavamurthy Ganapathy Bhat Senior Adviser Medicine and cardiologist, Air Force Central Medical Establishment, New Delhi
  • Manvinder Pal Singh Marwaha Classified specialist Aerospace Medicine, Air Force Central Medical Establishment, New Delhi
  • Bhupinder Kaur Anand Professor Department of Community Medicine, SGT Medical University, Gurugram
  • Sapna Jaiswal Tutor, Department of Biochemistry, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
  • Shalini Ray Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SGT Medical University, Gurugram
  • Anil Redhu PG Resident, Department of Community Medicine, SGT Medical University, Gurugram
Keywords: Geriatric patients, vitamin D, deficiency, Prevalence


Background: Vitamin D deficiency is recognized as a global public health problem. In India Vitamin D Deficiency is prevalent, a finding that is unexpected in a tropical country with abundant sunshine. This study evaluated prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among geriatric patients.Methods: The present study was a hospitalized based cross sectional study conducted among geriatric patients attending the ortho. OPD of CIMS, Lucknow. Those elderly (>60 yrs) consenting to participate were including in this study .Patients who were on vitamin D3 & calcium supply (6 month) were excluded. Results: In this study we have taken 200 sample size. Geriatric patients who were not on vitamin D and calcium supplements for last 6 months were included for the study. Out of 200 participants, only 27(13.5%) participants had normal vitamin D levels and 173 (86.5%) study participants had low vitamin D levels among them 112 (56%) participants had vitamin D deficiency, 61(30.5%) participants had vitamin D insufficiency. Conclusions: Present study confirmed that Vitamin D deficiency is a major public health problem among geriatric age group.


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Bhat K, Marwaha MP, Anand B, Jaiswal S, Ray S, Redhu A. Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency among Geriatric Patients. IABCR [Internet]. 20Mar.2018 [cited 20Mar.2019];4(1):27-9. Available from: