Knowledge and attitudes about vitamin D, and behaviors related to vitamin D in adults with and without coronary heart disease in Saudi Arabia.
BMC Public Health 2017 Mar 16;17(1):266. Epub 2017 Mar 16.
Public Health, School of Medicine and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Building G01, Room 3.30, Gold Coast campus, Gold Coast, QLD, 4222, Australia.
Background: Vitamin D deficiency is prevailing in Saudi Arabia. Recent national data indicated an inverse association between vitamin D status and coronary heart disease (CHD), which increases concerns about vitamin D deficiency as a serious public health problem. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate whether knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to vitamin D contribute to the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among adults with and without CHD in Saudi Arabia. Read More