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The epidemiology of Vitamin D Deficiency Among Females in the city of Jerusalem

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Firas Basha

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Transcript of The epidemiology of Vitamin D Deficiency Among Females in the city of Jerusalem

Epidemiology of
among females
D
Deficiency
By:
Firas Basha Sahar Alkadi

Supervised by
:
Dr. Amira Shaheen

2013-2014

Sources

Cosequnces

Rickets
Infections
Cancer
Diabetes Mellitus
Osteomalecia
Rheumatoid arthritis
Depression
Agenda
Introduction
Study significance
Study objectives
Aim
Methodology
Results
Conclusions and recommendations
Introduction
Definition
- fat-soluble vitamin

Risky groups

25(OH)D is the best indicator
Diagnosis
Classification
Sufficiency:
20–30 ng/mL
Deficiency:
< 10 ng/mL

Insufficiency
10-20 ng/mL

Study significance

Vitamin D deficiency = Pandemic
major public health problem
Preventable consequences
The Middle East registers some of the lowest levels of vitamin D worldwide
Increasing reports by the GPs in their outpatient clinics in Jerusalem
No publications is available in Palestine/Jerusalem

Study Objectives
General Objective
Specific Objectives
To estimate the
prevalence

To investigate the association between participants’



Aim

To implement new public health strategies in Palestine toward the prevention of vitamin D deficiency.
To raise public awareness of the importance of getting adequate sun exposure in early life.

Methodology
Study Design
a cross-sectional study during the period of October, 2013 – February, 2014.

Study Population
Female population living in Jerusalem.

Study Sample Size
385 female

Selection Criteria

The inclusion criteria :

patients of a female gender of different age
groups, living in Jerusalem city.

The exclusion criteria :

Not resident of Jerusalem or new arrival
Not having the will to participate.
Taking vitamin D or multivitamins.
Pathology affecting vitamin D levels
Pregnancy and lactation


Breastfeed
Older adult
Hijab Wear

Dark skin
Chronic Diseases

Gastric bypass
Methodology (cont.)
Data collection
3 central medical labs
referral by the Kupat Hulim doctors to check for vitamin D levels
short face to face interview
written questioner
socio-demographic data
oral intake of vitamin D rich food
sun exposure detailed information
Blood samples were withdrawn by the lab technicians \\ commercial kit Liaison 25(OH)D Assay

Results
SPSS version 21.0

Demographic characters of the study population
Skin Color

Conclusions
And Recommendations
High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency
Demographic variance was evident
Young > Elderly
Cultural and religious behaviors
Multi-variable contribute to vitamin D low levels 
Multi factorial preventive measures
To prevent an increase in incidence
raising awareness
Health education
Supplements
Further studies

THANK YOU

Vitamin
in the
City of Jerusalem

To study the distribution of Vitamin D deficiency and to examine the associated risk factors among the female population in Jerusalem.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2011
Multivariate analysis for the vitamin D deficiency risk factors
And Vitamin D
deficiency
oral intake of
vitamin D through
vitamin D rich food

socio-demographic
characteristics
Degree of
sun exposure

myoclinic, institute of medicine
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