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Table 3 Attitudes toward vitamin D stratified by case and control groups

From: Knowledge and attitudes about vitamin D, and behaviors related to vitamin D in adults with and without coronary heart disease in Saudi Arabia

Variables Cases (n = 130) Controls (n = 195) P-value*
N % N %
Do you think vitamin D is important for your health?
 Yes 61 46.9 159 81.5 .001
 No 2 1.5 17 8.7
 I don’t know 67 51.5 19 9.7
How do you feel about sun exposure?
 I like to expose to sunlight all the time 62 47.7 34 17.4 .001
 I like to expose to sunlight sometimes 47 36.2 101 51.8
 I rarely expose to sunlight 6 4.6 26 13.3
 I avoid expose to sunlight 15 11.5 34 17.4
Do you often use a parasol to shade from the sun?
 Yes 0 0 15 7.7 .001
 No 130 100 180 92.3
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “I’m concerned that my current vitamin D level might be too low”
 Disagree 10 7.7 41 21 .003
 Neither agree or disagree 35 26.9 53 27.2
 Agree 85 65.4 101 51.8
  1. *P-value based on X2 -test