Vitamin D deficiency in homebound elderly persons.
- To assess the vitamin D status in homebound, community-dwelling elderly persons ; sunlight-deprived elderly nursing home residents ; and healthy, ambulatory elderly persons.
- A cohort analytic study.
- Of 244 subjects at least 65 years old, 116 subjects (85 women and 31 men) had been confined indoors for at least 6 months, either in private dwellings in the community (the Hopkins Elder Housecall Program) or in a teaching nursing home (The Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center).
The 128 control subjects, a healthy ambulatory group, came from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging.
All subjects were free of diseases or medications that might interfere with their vitamin D status.
Main Outcome Measures
- Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25-[OH]2D) were measured in all subjects.
In a subgroup of 80 subjects, serum levels of intact parathyroid hormone (PTH), ionized calcium, and osteocalcin and intake of vitamin D (through 3-day food records) were assessed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exploration microbiologique, Taux concentration, Vitamine D, Association, Privation, Lumière naturelle, Service hospitalier, Gériatrie, Etude comparative, Vieillard, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Microbiological investigation, Concentration factor, Vitamin D, Association, Deprivation, Daylight, Hospital ward, Geriatrics, Comparative study, Elderly, United States, Human, North America, America, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0040417
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.