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Table 2 Knowledge of health care providers on adult vitamin D level measurement, diagnosis of deficiency and its management and treatment in three ecologic zones of Ethiopia, July 2019

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice of health care workers on measuring adult vitamin D level, diagnosis of deficiency, and management of consequent health conditions in three ecologies of Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Response categories Frequency Percentage
Dietary sources are sufficient to maintain Vit D levels: Yes 95 23.5
No 310 76.5
Best time of day to get vitamin D from the sun: Morning 391 96.54
Mid-day 11 2.7
Afternoon 3 0.74
Optimal duration of sun exposure/day to get Vit D: < 30 112 27.7
30 207 51.1
> 30 86 21.2
Age groups at more risk of vitamin D deficiency: U5C 365 90.1
Teenagers 6 1.5
Adults 6 1.5
Elderly People 28 6.9
Personal assertion on competency of measuring Vit D level: Poor 287 70.9
Fair 108 26.6
Good 10 2.5
Personal assertion on competency of Vit D deficiency diagnosis: Poor 173 42.7
Fair 194 47.9
Good 38 9.4
Personal assertion on Vit D management and treatment: Poor 193 47.7
Fair 173 42.7
Good 39 9.6
Personal assertion on measuring Vit D level, vit D deficiency diagnosis and management and treatment: Poor 195 48.2
Fair 185 45.7
Good 25 6.2
Knowledge Score: Poor 195 48.2
Good 210 51.8