Vitamin D status among patients visiting a tertiary care center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: a retrospective review of 3475 cases

@inproceedings{Alfawaz2014VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D status among patients visiting a tertiary care center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: a retrospective review of 3475 cases},
  author={Hanan A Alfawaz and Hani Tamim and Shmeylan Alharbi and Saleh J Aljaser and Waleed G. Tamimi},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in several chronic, non-communicable diseases independent of its conventional role in bone and calcium homeostasis. In this retrospective study, we determined the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its association to several cardiometabolic indices among patients visiting King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), a tertiary hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS A total of 3475 charts of out-patient subjects who visited KAMC from September… CONTINUE READING

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