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Table 4 Practice 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   Freq Per
Have you ever diagnosed adult patients for vitamin D deficiency? Yes 46 11.4
No 359 88.6
How many patients of any age do you diagnose in an average month? 1–3 26 56.5
4 plus 20 43.5
Clinically: Yes 41 89.1
  5 10.9
Measuring serum Vitamin D: Yes 26 56.5
  20 43.5
Both: Yes 21 45.7
  25 54.4
Did you measure concentration of 25 OH vitamin D to assess vitamin D status: Yes 26 56.5
No 20 43.5
Did you prescribe a vitamin D supplement for adults recently? Yes 50 12.4
No 355 87.6
Do you prescribe vitamin D supplements for pregnant women recently? Yes 3 0.7
No 402 99.3
Is there any guideline to recommend for vitamin D supplementation? Yes 13 3.2
No 392 96.8
Have you ever given calcium supplement for adults to prevent the ill consequences? Yes 77 19.0
No 328 81.0
Do you usually counsel your adult patients about the importance of Vit D? Yes 64 15.8
No 341 84.2
Do you advise adult patients about the source of vitamin D? Yes 89 22.0
No 316 78.0
Do you ask your adult patients about adequate sunlight exposure? Yes 53 13.1
No 352 86.9
Do you counsel your adult patients on the need for sunlight exposure for Vit D? Yes 86 21.2
No 319 78.8
Do you ever attend any on the job training/workshop on Vit D deficiency? Yes 26 6.4
No 379 93.6
Practice Score: No 216 52.6
Yes 195 47.4