Vitamin D Deficiency and Insufficiency in Population of Bukovyna and Subcarpathia

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V.V. Povoroznyuk
I.V. Pankiv


The study of vitamin D deficiency in the adult population of Ukraine was conducted, but in these researches, indexes were not analyzed in detail depending on a residence above sea level and ecological contamination of the region. Research aim — to define the level of vitamin D in the blood serum among residents of different regions of Bukovyna and Subcarpathia. Material and methods. In the cross-sectional study, we have examined 482 people aged 18–88 years, who are permanently resident in different regions of Subcarpathia (Kolomyia, Kosiv, Verhovyna districts) and Bukovyna (Chernivtsi, Kitsman and Vyzhnytsia districts). Results. Only in 37 cases (7.7 %), the content of 25(OH)D in the blood serum was in the normal range, and in other cases (92.3 %), deficiency and insufficiency of vitamin D were observed. In addition, the severe form of vitamin D deficiency was detected in 23 (4.8 %) patients. When comparing the performance of 25(OH)D in the examined areas, it was found that serum level of vitamin D was significantly higher in residents of Verkhovyna and Kosiv districts (located higher than 450 meters above sea level) compared with residents of Vyzhnytsia and Kolomyia. Conclusion. The average level of vitamin D in the blood serum of the adult population depends on the residence and increases with height above sea level.

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Povoroznyuk, V., and I. Pankiv. “Vitamin D Deficiency and Insufficiency in Population of Bukovyna and Subcarpathia”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY (Ukraine), no. 4.76, Aug. 2016, pp. 22-25, doi:10.22141/2224-0721.4.76.2016.77793.
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