PubMed | The Hospital Affiliated to Guiyang Medical College
Type: | Journal: International journal of endocrinology | Year: 2013
Objective. To evaluate vitamin D status and serum parathyroid hormone (IPTH) of healthy adults living in Guiyang. Design and Participants. We conducted a cross-sectional evaluation in the General Community in Guiyang by cluster sampling method. The data was a part of 1510 participants (634 men, 876 women) aged 20-79 years median 45.2 years from November 2009 to February 2010 in Guiyang Health Measures Survey. Measurements. Aradioimmunoassay was used to measure the level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH). Results.The mean serum 25(OH)D level was (20.4 9.0)ng/mL and the highest level among participants aged 40-59 years (22.8ng/mL). The mean serum PTH level was (32.1 13.7)pg/mL and the lowest level among participants aged 40-50 years (30.8ng/mL). Serum 25(OH)D was below 50nmol/liter in 52.3%, below 75nmol/liter in 84.6%, and above 75nmol/liter in 15.4% of the respondents. Secondary hyperparathyroidism was 5.4% (5.4% among men and 4.6% among women). The prevalence of secondary hyperparathyroidism increased (5.8%, 6.5%, and 7.1%, resp.) with decreasing serum 25(OH)D levels among subjects who were 30 to 20, 19.9 to 10, and <10ng/mL, respectively. Serum 25(OH)D was inversely associated with serum PTH. Conclusions. Vitamin D insufficiency and its complication of secondary hyperparathyroidism are common.