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J Med Assoc Thai. 2009 Sep;92 Suppl5:S21-5.

The prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in the elderly women living in the rural area of Khon Kaen Province, Thailand.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand. sugsoo@kku.ac.th

Abstract

This study investigated the prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in the elderly women living in the rural area of Thailand. The subjects were 132 cases (but just 129 cases were used in the statistical analysis?) of the elderly women who were living in the rural area of Khon Kaen province. The mean (+/- SD) of age and the mean (+/- SD) of serum 25 (OH) D concentration of these elderly women were 71.55 (+/- 5.26) years and 44.9 (+/- 11.02) ng/ml respectively. There was a significant inverse relationship (or correlation? Notice your analysis.) between the serum 25 (OH) D and the PTH concentration. The serum PTH concentration increased significantly when the serum 25 (OH) D concentration was at < or = 35 ng/ml. As a result, the prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in these selected elderly women was 17.4 per cent.

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