Vit D : Reality or hype?-A Case Study of Vadodara City of Gujarat

Published: 16-11-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xr33mk66r4.1
Contributor:
hemali shah

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We have collected data from different laboratories and doctors from Vadodara. But following points should noted before making any general statement from the findings of the present study.  Very few observations are from free check up camp. Majority of the data are due to the suggested blood test following some health problems.  For many cases observations were given as > some value, in those cases for the sake of analysis we have taken next integer value as the observed value, therefore instead of mean we suggest to observe median as the measure and hence for inference nonparametric techniques are used.  In the data set, sex is mentioned as only male and female, so child category is prepared from male and female whose age is less than 15 years. Hypothesis: (1) there is no statistically significant difference between age wise D3 level for IOM, Indian lab as well as US Endocrine limits. (2) there is no statistically significant difference between sex wise D3 level for IOM, Indian lab as well as US Endocrine limits. Major findings:  For population of Vadodara using 95% confidence interval through IOM limits (non parametric) it is estimated that 64.7% to73.24% persons will be below sufficient level, 64.29% to 75.27% females will be below sufficient level, 61.45% to 75.72% males will be below sufficient level and 37.00% to 88.56% children will be below sufficient level of D3. As per the age group analysis 68.58% to 78.58% Adults will be below sufficient level and 46.94% to 64.32% senior citizens will be below sufficient level of D3.  For population of Vadodara using 95% confidence interval through Indian lab limits (non parametric) it is estimated that 79.7% to 86.93% persons will be below sufficient level, 78.99% to 88.28% females will be below sufficient level, 77.49% to 89.59% males will be below sufficient level and 53.24% to 96.86% children will be below sufficient level of D3. As per the age group analysis 82.38% to 90.86% Adults will be below sufficient level and 66.51% to 81.24% senior citizens will be below sufficient level of D3.  For population of Vadodara using 95% confidence interval through US Endocrine Soc. limits (non parametric), it is estimated that 80.31% to 86.33% persons will be below sufficient level, 79.82% to 87.45% females will be below sufficient level, 78.42% to 88.66% males will be below sufficient level and 55.67% to 94.5% children will have D3 deficiency. As per the age group analysis 83.27% to 89.97% Adults will be below sufficient level and 66.99% to 80.75% senior citizens will be below sufficient level of D3.  It can be seen that in any of the three limits, Children have less deficiency than adults and senior citizens. This confirms the theory that children have more capacity than adults and senior citizens.

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