Profile of Serum Vitamin D Levels Among Individuals in Mizoram: A Retrospective Study
Hmingthanzuali Ralte, John Zohmingthanga, Chawngthu Vanlalhlua*, Zothansangi and Babie Zirnunsangi
Progress in Medical Sciences. 2023;
Although there are innumerable studies on vitamin D deficiency in India, there is limited data in Mizoram.
Keeping this in view the aim of our study is to find out the deficiency of Vitamin D in our region, Mizoram (NE
India). Our study population included patients attending Genesis Laboratory, Aizawl, Mizoram (November
2021 – November 2022) for various ailments who were advised serum Vitamin D level estimation. The study
population was grouped according to gender and age in decades. Blood was collected in plain vials and serum
obtained was used for vitamin D estimation. Out of 480 patients, 180 were male and 300 were female. Age of
the study population ranged from 11 – 79 years. 17% of the total study population had normal values, 62.7%
was vitamin D Deficient and 20.3 % showed Vitamin D insufficiency. The prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency
was high in all age groups, there were a higher percentage of females in the vitamin D insufficient and deficient
groups. Maximum numbers of patients with vitamin D deficiency were in the age group of 60-69 years with
a female predominance. Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency is very high in our region that is in Mizoram, as is
reflected from our study. This pattern is seen in other parts of our country too. Also, the deficiency is high in
the age groups N – N years and females outnumbered male.