Biomedical Research

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Research Article - Biomedical Research (2017) Volume 28, Issue 7

Knowledge and practice of vitamin D deficiency among people lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-A cross-sectional study

This study evaluated the knowledge, attitude and practice towards vitamin D deficiency among Saudi population. A cross-sectional study utilizing an online survey was conducted. Descriptive statistics was applied. About 98.4% heard about vitamin D, most of them knew that the sun is important source of vitamin D, unfortunately only 46.4% of participants who is like going out to sun. A few of participants (13.7%) thought that they have sufficient sun exposure. Majority of participants 93.1% knew that vitamin D is important for bone health, and 48.4% of participants knew the presence of relation between vitamin D deficiency and other diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular, and depression. In addition, the most of participants (91.0%) reported that vitamin D source was the sun. This study found inadequate knowledge, and poor practice about vitamin D deficiency. More efforts should be carried out for the public to improve their knowledge and attitude about vitamin D.

Author(s): Salmeen D. Babelghaith, Syed Wajid, Meshal A.Al-Zaaqi, Ahmed S.Al-Malki, Faisal D.Al-Amri, Saeed Alfadly, Sultan Alghadeer, Mohammed N. Alarifi

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