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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 416-417

Profile of vitamin D in a cohort of physicians and diabetologists in Kolkata


Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, 244 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata, India

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Arjun Baidya
Department of Endocrinology, IPGMER, Kolkata - 700 020
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.104113

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Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency has been documented across all age groups and both sexes from India. However, there is paucity of data on vitamin D deficiency in a particular cohort of population. Objectives: To assess the vitamin D status in a cohort of physicians and diabetologists in Kolkata. Material and Methods: An observational cross sectional study carried out in the month of December 2011 in a cohort of 40 physicians and diabetologists in Kolkata. Results: A total of 40 subjects were studied. Mean age of the cohort was 52.22 ± 10.91.Mean serum vitamin D level was 13.02 ± 4.77 ng/ml. Nearly 92.5% and 5.0% of subjects had vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency, respectively. Conclusions : Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in physicians and diabetologists in Kolkata.


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