Prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in an urban general internal medicine academic practice.

Amanda N. Long, Mario M. Ray, Deepak Nandikanti, Benjamin Bowman, Amna Khan, Kimberly Lamar, Tom Hughes, Patricia Adams-Graves, Beverly Williams-Cleaves

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Vitamin D deficiency has received increased academic interest because of its association with many common disease processes. The goal of our study was to document the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. A retrospective chart review of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (ng/mL) levels at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was conducted on general internal medicine patients over an 18-month period. The 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficient patients were divided into four groups: severe (<7 ng/mL), moderate (7.0-20.9 ng/mL), mild (21-31.9 ng/mL), and sufficient (>32 ng/mL). We found that an overwhelming majority of our patients were mildly to severely deficient (87 percent) with 17 percent severely deficient, 53 percent moderately deficient, 17 percent mildly deficient, and only 13 percent sufficient. The prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency among this population was higher than expected based on the prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency reported in literature. Based on this data, we believe a greater percentage of the general population needs to be studied in order to discover the true prevalence of vitamin D deficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association
Volume104
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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Internal Medicine
Vitamin D Deficiency
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25-hydroxyvitamin D
Health

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Long, A. N., Ray, M. M., Nandikanti, D., Bowman, B., Khan, A., Lamar, K., ... Williams-Cleaves, B. (2011). Prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in an urban general internal medicine academic practice. Tennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association, 104(1).

Prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in an urban general internal medicine academic practice. / Long, Amanda N.; Ray, Mario M.; Nandikanti, Deepak; Bowman, Benjamin; Khan, Amna; Lamar, Kimberly; Hughes, Tom; Adams-Graves, Patricia; Williams-Cleaves, Beverly.

In: Tennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association, Vol. 104, No. 1, 01.2011.

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Long, AN, Ray, MM, Nandikanti, D, Bowman, B, Khan, A, Lamar, K, Hughes, T, Adams-Graves, P & Williams-Cleaves, B 2011, 'Prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in an urban general internal medicine academic practice.', Tennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association, vol. 104, no. 1.
Long, Amanda N. ; Ray, Mario M. ; Nandikanti, Deepak ; Bowman, Benjamin ; Khan, Amna ; Lamar, Kimberly ; Hughes, Tom ; Adams-Graves, Patricia ; Williams-Cleaves, Beverly. / Prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in an urban general internal medicine academic practice. In: Tennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association. 2011 ; Vol. 104, No. 1.
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