Diana Novianti Nugrahani, Aidah Juliaty A Baso, Dasril Daud
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for vitamin D deficiency. Decreased vitamin D levels in the blood can reduce lipoprotein lipase activity in adipocyte tissue resulting in an increase in triglyceride levels accompanied by lipoprotein in the blood and trigger blood radicals in obese children. METHOD: This research is a cross sectional study. The study was conducted in August 2018 to December 2018 in junior high school and senior high school students in Makassar ranging from 11 to 17 years who met the criteria for obesity. The study sample was divided into two groups, i.e groups of obese children with vitamin D deficiency (levels of 25 (OH) ? 20 ng / ml) and groups of obese children with normal vitamin D (levels of 25 (OH)> 20 ng / ml) RESULTS: The results of the research showed the frequency of dyslipidemia in the group of children with vitamin D deficiency was 40 (78.4%), compared with a group of children with normal vitamin D status of 25 (67.7%). Statistical analysis found the frequency of the occurrence of dyslipidemia in the group of vitamin D deficiency children (levels of 25 (OH) <20 ng / mL) more than the group of obese children with normal vitamin D status with a value of p = 0.017 (p <0.05) OR = 2,909 (95% CI 1.195 - 7.080). CONCLUSION: The group of obese children with vitamin D deficiency has 2.9 times experiencing dyslipidemia compared to obese children with normal vitamin D status..