Article Text

PDF

PO-0083 Relationship Between 25 Hydroxy Vitamin D And Obesity In 2–7 Years Old Children Referred To A Paediatric Hospital In Iran
  1. S Mohammadian,
  2. R Mortezazadeh,
  3. H Zaeri,
  4. M Vakili
  1. Pediatrics, Child and Neonatal Research Center GOUMS, Gorgan, Iran

Abstract

Background In observational studies vitamin D was one of the factors associated with obesity.

Aims Determine the association between BMI and serum level of vit D in children from

Taleghani hospital as outpatient in Iran.

Design This was a cross-sectional observational study on 215 children, 2 to 7 years old referred to hospital in winter2013.

Methods and material In cross sectional study, it was measured weight, height, waist circumference with identical instrument, Also determined BMI, Vitamin D level was performed on ELISA method.

Statistical analysis Vitamin D levels less than 20 nmol/L was considered as deficiency, 20–30 nmol\L as inadequate and equal to or greater than 30 nmol\L as sufficient.it was applied t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient at the significant level of 0.05, data were analysed by SPSS.

Results 125 children were male and the rest were females 184 children had vitamin D deficiency and only 31 cases had adequate level. The prevalence of obesity and overweight was 27%, considering vitamin D status it was not significant. However, the linear relationship was between waist circumference and serum vitamin D (p < 0.01). The mean and standard deviation of vitamin D serum in girls and boys were 22/76 ± 11/62 and 23/46 ± 9/30 nmol/L and this difference was not significant.

Conclusions There was high prevalence of vit D deficiency in 2 to 7 years old. There was no significant relationship between BMI and vit D, but it was recorded in waist circumference with vitamin D level.

Keywords
  • Vitamin D
  • BMI

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Keywords

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.