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Table 3 Attitude of health care providers towards 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

Vitamin D Deficiency is a public health problem: Yes 174 43.0
No 231 57.0
There should be universal screening for vitamin D deficiency: Yes 183 45.2
No 222 54.8
There is an adequate laboratory investigation to diagnose Vit D def: Yes 16 4.0
No 342 8.4
DK 47 11.6
There is an adequate Vitamin D supplementation in Ethiopia? Yes 45 11.1
No 303 74.8
DK 57 14.1
Healthcare practitioners adequately aware of prevention and Rx: Yes 66 16.3
No 339 83.7
There is a need for community sensitization on deficiency of vitamin D: Yes 394 97.3
No 11 2.7
MOH/RHB gave adequate attention to Vitamin D deficiency: Yes 13 3.2
No 371 91.6
DK 21 5.2
Vitamin D deficiency needs an easy and less costly intervention: Yes 289 70.6
No 119 29.4
Health care providers are adequately trained on vitamin D: Yes 7 1.7
No 385 95.1
DK 13 3.2
Attitude Score: Poor 150 36.5
Good 261 63.5
  1. DK do not know, Rx treatment, RHB regional health bureau, MOH ministry of health