Knowledge, Attitude and Practices about Vitamin D among Females suffering from vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D among Females suffering from vitamin D deficiency


  • Marwa Zulfiqar The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Raima Mariam The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Barira Waseem The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ayesha Zafar The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Fatima Sheraz The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Amsa Fatima The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Misbah Arshad The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan



Knowledge, Attitude, Vitamin D, Females, Deficiency, Foods


Vitamin D is essential for supporting women’s health throughout their lifespan. A fundamental function of Vitamin D is to regulate the metabolism and absorption of our bone health. Vitamin D deficiency can occur in young women, especially those who are pregnant, and the risk of this increases with age. Objective: To highlight the growing preponderance, attitude and beliefs of women regarding Vitamin D. Methods: At the Jinnah Hospital in Lahore a comparative cross-sectional study was conducted. A non-probability convenient sampling strategy was used to select 100 ladies. A pre-tested questionnaire was used to evaluate the participants. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 20.0. All females aged between 20 to 90 years suffering from Vitamin D deficiency admitted in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore were included. Results: Out of 100 patients 56 of them answered that they were consuming vitamin D supplements <1- 2 times in a month, 33 of them said 2-3 times in a month while the remaining 11 said 4-6 times in a month. Conclusions: Women were greatly affected by the it’s deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency was more prevalent in early ages as in the older age. The women significantly lacked knowledge about the foods to be consumed and the right nutrition intake for Vitamin d deficiency


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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v5i6.508
Published: 2022-06-30

How to Cite

Zulfiqar, M. ., Mariam, R. ., Waseem, B. ., Zafar, A., Sheraz, F. ., Fatima, A. ., & Arshad, M. . (2022). Knowledge, Attitude and Practices about Vitamin D among Females suffering from vitamin D deficiency : Vitamin D among Females suffering from vitamin D deficiency. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(6), 93–96.



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