Cigarette smoking and serum level of vitamin d among older adults

Joint Authors

Jawad, Ismail Hasan
Baii, Hasan Ulwan

Source

Medical Journal of Babylon

Issue

Vol. 17, Issue 3 (30 Sep. 2020), pp.267-271, 5 p.

Publisher

University of Babylon College of Medicine

Publication Date

2020-09-30

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

5

Main Topic

Diseases

Topics

Abstract EN

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

Vitamin D has pleiotropic effects in multiple organ systems.

Vitamin D deficiency has been found to have an inverse relationship with tobacco smoking.

Objective : The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence of Vitamin D level and its correlates with tobacco smoking among old adults in al‑Hilla city, Babylon Province.

Methods : A cross‑sectional study was conducted on a sample of old adults, both males and females, who were selected from dwellers in community of al‑Hilla city, Babylon Province, Iraq, during the period from January to August 2019.

A pretested questionnaire was used for data collection adopted from previous standard national surveys and studies, and the questionnaire included information about sociodemographic characteristics and cigarette smoking habit.

Result s: The study included 300 participants, and most of them had either insufficiency or deficiency of Vitamin D level (84 %).

Tobacco cigarette smoking elders had a significantly low serum Vitamin D level (both deficiency and insufficiency) as compared to the nonsmoker group (P < 0.05).

Conclusion : There was a significant inverse relationship between Vitamin D level and tobacco cigarette smoking.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Jawad, Ismail Hasan& Baii, Hasan Ulwan. 2020. Cigarette smoking and serum level of vitamin d among older adults. Medical Journal of Babylon،Vol. 17, no. 3, pp.267-271.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-975953

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Jawad, Ismail Hasan& Baii, Hasan Ulwan. Cigarette smoking and serum level of vitamin d among older adults. Medical Journal of Babylon Vol. 17, no. 3 (Jul. / Sep. 2020), pp.267-271.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-975953

American Medical Association (AMA)

Jawad, Ismail Hasan& Baii, Hasan Ulwan. Cigarette smoking and serum level of vitamin d among older adults. Medical Journal of Babylon. 2020. Vol. 17, no. 3, pp.267-271.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-975953

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 270-271

Record ID

BIM-975953