Amna Fareed, Drakhshan Nauman, Ayesha Naeem, Uzma Siddique
Aim: To determine the frequency of vitamin D deficiency in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Study design: Cross-sectional observational study
Place and duration of study: Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Muhammad College of Medicine, Peshawar from 1stOctober 2019 to 31st March 2020.
Methods: One hundred and seven patients of polycystic ovarian syndrome between ages 18 to 42 years were enrolled in this study. Patient´s detailed demographics including age, body mass index, duration of disease and waist circumference were recorded after taking informed consent. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level <20 ng/ml was considered as deficiency of vitamin D.
Results: Twenty four (22.43%) patients were <25 years old, 43(40.19%) were between 25 to 30 years, 20 (18.69%) had age range of 31 to 35 years and 20(18.69%) were above 35 years. 63(60.75%) patients werehaving BMI <30 kg/m2 while 44 (39.25%) patients had BMI >30kg/m2. Deficiency of vitamin D found in 70 patients (65.42%), 18(16.82%) patients had vitamin D insufficiency and 19(17.76%) patients had vitamin D level >30 ng/ml
Conclusion: Frequency of vitamin D deficiency was very high in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome.