Vitamin D deficiency


ascorbic acid deficiency: A condition due to a dietary deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), characterized by malaise, lethargy, and weakness. As the disease progresses, joints, muscles, and subcutaneous tissues may become the sites of hemorrhage. Ascorbic acid deficiency frequently develops into scurvy in young children fed unsupplemented cow's milk exclusively during their first year. It develops also commonly in chronic alcoholism. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1177)

Data source
FinnGen phenocode E4_VIT_D_DEF
Hospital Discharge registry ICD-10: E55, ICD-9: 268, ICD-8: 265
Cause of Death registry ICD-10: E55, ICD-9: 268, ICD-8: 265
Level in the ICD-hierarchy 4
First defined in version DF2
DOID 13577
GWAS catalog 1000822
MESH D014808
SNOMED CT 76169001

Key figures

Sex All Female Male
Number of individuals 124 78 46
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 0.07 0.08 0.06
Mean age at first event (years) 38.75 42.61 32.22
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 4.84 5.13 4.35

Longitudinal metrics

Sex All Female Male
Median nb. of events per indiv. 1 1 1
Recurrence at 6 months (%) 28.23 28.21 28.26


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