TO STUDY THE PREVALENCE OF VITAMIN D LEVELS IN NEWBORNS AS ASSESSED FROM CORD BLOOD
*Dr. Gurpreet Kaur Dhillon, Dr. Sunil Kumar Rai, Dr. Harpreet Singh Dhillon and Dr. Shibu Sasidharan
Background: An observational epidemiological study was undertaken to study the prevalence of vit D levels in newborns as assessed from cord blood. Methods: This was an observational study done on 569 patients to study the prevalence of vit D levels in newborns. The data for this observational study included cord blood samples from the placental end during peripartum period. The primary objective of this project was to assess the vitamin D levels in cord blood. Results: Results showed median 25(OH)D level was 12.22 ng/mL, mean 13.529, SD = 3.794, max=27ng/mL, min=7.9 ng/mL. Vitamin D deficiency was found in 94.00% of newborn participants and 5.99 % had Vitamin D insufficiency as per classification by US Endocrine Society. Conclusion: None of the newborns, irrespective of gender, had sufficient levels of Vitamin D as per classification by US Endocrine Society.
Keywords: Vitamin D deficiency, Cord blood, Newborn.
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