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Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in adults in Ankara province
Aims: Vitamin D deficiency is a prevalent health issue globally. Outpatient clinics frequently encounter complaints related to vitamin D deficiency in adults. This study aims to determine the prevalence of 25(OH) vitamin D deficiency in patients over 18 years old and to investigate potential differences in 25-OH D levels based on age, gender, and seasonal factors.
Methods: This cross-sectional study included 12,740 patients (9,550 females, 3,190 males) with a mean age of 45 years (ranging from 18 to 99 years) attending the Orthopaedics and Traumatology outpatient clinic and Internal Medicine outpatient clinic. The serum 25(OH) Vit D was measured using the ELISA method. The patients were divided into three groups: 1) patients with vitamin D deficiency (<20 ng/ml), 2) patients with insufficient vitamin D levels (21-29 ng/ml), and 3) patients with normal vitamin D values (>30 ng/ml). Binary logistic regression analysis was used to analyse the risk factors for vitamin D deficiency.
Results: The study found that 68.6% of the participants had a vitamin D deficiency, while 21.2% had a vitamin D insufficiency. Binary logistic regression analysis revealed that low levels of 25(OH) Vitamin D were associated with age, gender, and the spring season.
Conclusion: This study suggests that patients with related complaints or findings at outpatient clinic visits should be evaluated for vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency. If diagnosed, dietary support and vitamin D supplementation may be appropriate for those in high-risk groups.

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