Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0495

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Marzie Fatemi Abhari

Department of Pediatrics, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran

  • Original Research Article   
    Evaluation of the Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency and its? Correlation with Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference in Children
    Author(s): Marzie Fatemi Abhari*

    Introduction: Recent studies have suggested a link between vitamin D deficiency and an increase in body mass index and waist circumference. The aim of this study was to evaluate the vitamin D status and its’ correlation with body mass index and waist circumference in children aged 2-14 referred to the clinic of Imam Ali Hospital in Karaj in 2019-2020. Methods: Three Hundred seventy-nine (379) children aged 2-14 years referred to Clinic were enrolled in the study. Patients' height, weight (BMI calculated accordingly), waist circumference and serum vitamin D levels were measured. Chi-Square, Krystal-Wallis and Fishers exact tests were used, and the Bivariate Correlation test was used to determine the relationship between two variables. Results: The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, insufficiency.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0495.21.s19.002

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