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Evaluation of Vitamin D Levels of Children According to Age, Gender and Seasons at Erzincan Field
İsmail TOPAL1, Cuma MERTOĞLU2, Yusuf Kemal ARSLAN3, Alper GÜMÜŞ41, İlknur SÜRÜCÜ KARA1, Necla PEKER1
1Erzincan Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Erzincan, Türkiye
2Erzincan Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Biyokimya Anabilim Dalı, Erzincan, Türkiye
3Erzincan Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Biyoistatistik Anabilim Dalı, Erzincan, Türkiye
4Sağlık Bakanlığı Başakşehir Devlet Hastanesi, Biyokimya Bölümü, Istanbul, Türkiye

Objective: Vitamin D is an important hormone for growth, development and a healthy skeletal structure that regulates the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the body. Vitamin D deficiency has been reported to play a role in the formation of many diseases other than the effects of bone tissue. In this study, it was aimed to retrospectively evaluate the distribution of vitamin D levels in children in Erzincan according to age, sex and seasons.

Material and Method: In our study, 2346 outcomes were included in our hospital pediatric polyclinic between January 2013 and December 2017, and vitamin D measurements were performed. Patients were divided into groups according to age, sex and 25 (OH) D vitamine levels according to the Stage 6 criteria.

Results: 8,36% of the results were below 10 ng / ml and in the group of severe deficiency, 42,33% were below 20 ng / ml and mild to moderate deficiency and 27,27% ng / ml were in the insufficiency group. It was observed that males had a higher vitamin D level than females, and as the age progressed, the levels of vitamin D were decreased and the highest level of vitamin D was found in summer and the lowest level of vitamin D was found in winter.

Conclusion: Vitamin D is insufficient in all children except children under two years of age. Therefore, precautions should be taken to ensure adequa-te vitamin D levels in this age group. Vitamin D levels in patients vary depending on the seasons, gender and age has been reached (p <0.001).


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