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Table 5 The cross-tabulation of different characteristics of health care providers with the practice of them on measuring level, diagnosing 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 Practice: #(%) p-value
No Yes
Study area:
 Addis Ababa 40(28.6) 100(71.4) 0.000
 Highland 82(60.7) 53(39.3)
 Lowland 94(72.3) 36(27.7)
Sex:
 Male 78(44.1) 99(55.9) 0.001
 Female 138(60.5) 90(39.5)
Age group:
 Less than 25 48(67.6) 23(32.4) 0.000
 25–29 112(58.3) 80(41.7)
 30–39 44(39.3) 68(60.7)
 40 and over 12(33.3) 24(66.7)
Role:
 Clinician 197(52.5) 178(47.5) 0.254
 Program officer 19(63.3) 11(36.7)
Profession:
 Physician 17(20.0) 68(80.0) 0.000
 Nurse 99(65.1) 34(34.9)
 Health officer 38(53.5) 33(46.5)
 Health Extension Worker 62(63.9) 35(36.1)
Service year:
 Less than 5 years 104(55.9) 82(44.1) 0.063
 5–9 years 70(52.2) 64(47.8)
 10–14 years 31(55.4) 25(44.6)
 15 plus years 11(31.4) 24(68.6)
Knowledge
 Poor 125(64.1) 70(35.9) 0.000
 Good 91(43.3) 119(56.7)
Attitude:
 Poor 93(62.0) 57(38.0) 0.004
 Good 123(47.1) 138(52.9)