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Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the status of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency in adults, which is very common today.
Material and Methods: The patient data was retrospectively reviewed through the hospital information system for those patients who applied to Hopa State Hospital (Artvin, Turkey) from January to December 2014 having vitamin D test results in their files. Our study groups by age were specified as 18-29 years, 30-44 years, 45-59 years and ≥60 years. Serum D vitamine levels were measured using immunoassay method on the autoanalyzer.
Results: As for the gender, 1871 (78,68%) of the patients were women and 507 (21,32%) were men. When grouped with respect to gender, vitamin D values of women were determined as <20 ng/ml (deficiency) in 79.4%, as 20-30 ng/ml (insufficiency) in 12.8% and >30 ng/ml (sufficiency) in 7.8% while men displayed <20 ng/ml (deficiency) in 70.4%, 20-30 ng/ml (insufficiency) in 7.8% and > 30 ng/ml (sufficiency) in 7.5%.
Conclusions: Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency prevails in our city. As a result; we determined a vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency at a high rate in our study group. We think that nutritives enriched with vitamin D or vitamin D supplements would be appropriate particularly in the places like our city, where people cannot benefit from sunlight adequately.