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The majority of mothers and caregivers of children with DCD were not aware of vitamin D deficiency and its relations to cardiovascular abnormalities and many other non-skeletal abnormalities. It is well known that skeletal muscle integrity and metabolism are boosted by sunray vitamin and Young women’s and children were the victims of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D oral supplementation is under routine practice in a western country. However, it has been frequently documented in studies, but there are limited data on the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency among children with DCD in the Indian population. The study aims to find out the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in children with DCD in primary schools.20 children with DCDunderwent physical examination on the blood test and physical activity assessments.(50%) were vitamin D deficient (serum 25OHD level), of whom 4% were severely vitamin D deficient and physical activity were significant independent predictors of hypovitaminosis D. Indian mothers of children with DCD  were having poor perception regarding their child's green land play and they constrain the children's towards academic activities. Thus they were at higher risk of osteoporosis and osteopenia as there is a higher prevalence of vitamin D deficiency encountered in children with DCD.

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Vitamin D serum 25OHD level Hypovitaminosis D Developmental coordination Disorder

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U, G. S., R, M., Vallaba Doss, C. A., & R M, P. (2020). Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Primary School Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(2), 1617-1620. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i2.2042