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IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1866-1872

Awareness of the population about vitamin D deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study 2020

Authors: Ayman A. Bakr, Ebtehal Amer Altalhi, Khaldah Saleh Althobiti, Rawan M. Altowairqi, Norah Kaleed Alosimi, Raghad Naif Alfeer, Hanan A. Alshahrani.

ABSTRACT

Background: Vitamin D is an important nutrient which plays a major role in the homeostasis of calcium and bone health. The aim of this study was to determine the awareness of the population about vitamin D (VD) deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. The data were collected from 11 March to 10 June, 2020 through an online questionnaire. The participants who lived in Taif city, Saudi nationals, older than18 years, and did not work in the medical field were included in the study. Results: The mean age of the studied (n = 1317) participants was 31.02 Ī 10.34 years, with 46.9% of the participants in the age group of 20-30 years, and 47.7% were single, 62.9% were employed, and most of them (80.6%) had a bachelorís degree or higher. Most of the participants (58.5%) had a fair level of knowledge about VD deficiency in children. Conclusion: The awareness of the population about VD deficiency in children in Taif region, Saudi Arabia, needs to be improved by campaigns that would spread awareness among the population about the importance of VD.

Keywords:
awareness, vitamin, deficiency, child, Saudi, Taif


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Awareness of the population about vitamin D deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study 2020


Authors
Ayman A Bakr
Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Al-Hada Armed Forces Hospital, Taif city, Saudi Arabia
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Ebtehal Amer Altalhi
Medical student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Khaldah Saleh Althobiti
Medical student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Rawan M Altowairqi
Medical student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Norah Kaleed Alosimi
Medical student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Raghad Naif Alfeer
Medical student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Hanan A Alshahrani
Medical student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Ebtehal Amer Altalhi, Medical student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.; ebtihalaltalhi1@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 05 Oct 2020
Accepted 20 Oct 2020
Published online 29 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Bakr AA, Altalhi EA, Althobiti KS, Altowairqi RM, Alosimi NK, Alfeer RN, Alshahrani HA. Awareness of the population about vitamin D deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study 2020. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1866-1872. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601141663


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Bakr AA, Altalhi EA, Althobiti KS, Altowairqi RM, Alosimi NK, Alfeer RN, Alshahrani HA. Awareness of the population about vitamin D deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study 2020. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=138163 [Access: January 27, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601141663


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Bakr AA, Altalhi EA, Althobiti KS, Altowairqi RM, Alosimi NK, Alfeer RN, Alshahrani HA. Awareness of the population about vitamin D deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study 2020. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1866-1872. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601141663


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Bakr AA, Altalhi EA, Althobiti KS, Altowairqi RM, Alosimi NK, Alfeer RN, Alshahrani HA. Awareness of the population about vitamin D deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study 2020. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 27, 2021]; 4(11): 1866-1872. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601141663


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Bakr, A. A., Altalhi, . E. A., Althobiti, . K. S., Altowairqi, . R. M., Alosimi, . N. K., Alfeer, . R. N. & Alshahrani, . H. A. (2020) Awareness of the population about vitamin D deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study 2020. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1866-1872. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601141663


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Bakr, Ayman A., Ebtehal Amer Altalhi, Khaldah Saleh Althobiti, Rawan M. Altowairqi, Norah Kaleed Alosimi, Raghad Naif Alfeer, and Hanan A. Alshahrani. 2020. Awareness of the population about vitamin D deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study 2020. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1866-1872. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601141663


Chicago Style

Bakr, Ayman A., Ebtehal Amer Altalhi, Khaldah Saleh Althobiti, Rawan M. Altowairqi, Norah Kaleed Alosimi, Raghad Naif Alfeer, and Hanan A. Alshahrani. "Awareness of the population about vitamin D deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study 2020." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1866-1872. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601141663


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Bakr, Ayman A., Ebtehal Amer Altalhi, Khaldah Saleh Althobiti, Rawan M. Altowairqi, Norah Kaleed Alosimi, Raghad Naif Alfeer, and Hanan A. Alshahrani. "Awareness of the population about vitamin D deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study 2020." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1866-1872. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601141663


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Bakr, A. A., Altalhi, . E. A., Althobiti, . K. S., Altowairqi, . R. M., Alosimi, . N. K., Alfeer, . R. N. & Alshahrani, . H. A. (2020) Awareness of the population about vitamin D deficiency in children in Taif, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study 2020. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1866-1872. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601141663


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