Vitamin D Level Status and Hypertension among Old Adult Iraqi People in Al Hillah City

Authors

  • Ismael Hasan Jawad1 , Hasan ALwan Baiee2

Keywords:

Vitamin D levels, Hypertension , Old adults,Iraq

Abstract

Background: Vitamin D has different biological actions in the body . Vitamin D has the pleiotropic effects

in multiple organ systems, and vitamin D deficiency was suggested to be associated with high blood

pressure according to previous reports. Several interventional studies have examined the effect of vitamin D

supplementation on high blood pressure patients

Objective : to identify Vitamin D level and its correlate with hypertension among old adults.

Methodology: This was across sectional descriptive observational study included convenient sample of

elderly people in Hilla City ,Babylon province, the period of the study started from the first of January

through August 2019, a pretested semi structured questionnaire was used to interview the participants who

attended primary health centers after obtaining their verbal consents, the sample included( 300) old adult

of both gender, serum level of Vitamin D was assessed by chemo immunoassay method, the blood pressure

was measured single handy by the researcher using mercury sphygmomanometer to diagnose hypertension.

Results: The study included 300 participants 83.0% of the study sample had either insufficiency or

deficiency of Vitamin D level. Hypertensive people had significant Vitamin D Deficiency (both deficiency

and insufficiency of vitamin D, 81% and 70% ) respectively as compared to normotensive participants , this

difference was statistically significant p<0.05.

Conclusion: there was a significant inverse relationship between vitamin D level and blood pressure.

Author Biography

Ismael Hasan Jawad1 , Hasan ALwan Baiee2

1 Ph.D. Student, Nursing Student, University of Babylon College of Nursing,

2 Prof. Dr. University of Babylon College of Nursing

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Ismael Hasan Jawad1 , Hasan ALwan Baiee2. (2020). Vitamin D Level Status and Hypertension among Old Adult Iraqi People in Al Hillah City. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1670-1675. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10655