The Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency Among Patients With Schizophrenia in Duhok City

  • Jamal B. Mohamed University of Duhok
  • Sipan S. Haji University of Duhok
Keywords: Vitamin D Deficiency, Patients, Schizophrenia, Duhok

Abstract

The current cross sectional study, it was aimed to estimate the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency among 110 patients with schizophrenia in Duhok city, who attended the psychiatric Clinic and Department of Azadi teaching hospital. Their total vitamin D level was measured and the result indicated that vitamin D is below the normal level in more than 76% and deficient in 47%.  Statistical analysis of the results showed the presence of a significant difference in incidences between male and female and there were significant increase with the duration of the disease. From the results of the present study concluded that vitamin D deficiency is common in this group of population and most of them were not screened or treated.

Author Biographies

Jamal B. Mohamed, University of Duhok

Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region – Iraq.

Sipan S. Haji, University of Duhok

Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region – Iraq.

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Published
2016-06-30
How to Cite
Mohamed, J., & Haji, S. (2016). The Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency Among Patients With Schizophrenia in Duhok City. Science Journal of University of Zakho, 4(1), 32 - 36. Retrieved from https://sjuoz.uoz.edu.krd/index.php/sjuoz/article/view/302
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