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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-120  

Author's Reply

Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Date of Web Publication21-Apr-2016

Correspondence Address:
Afrah I Babli
Unit 2 3960 Al Ikhlas Street, Al-Khamsah, P.O. Box: 3960, Qatif 32633
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8229.181004

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Thank you for your comments. Your comment is well taken as regards the scoring used for knowledge. A better phrasing in the original manuscript would have been to consider all scores with a mean of + 2 standard deviation (SD) or more as excellent knowledge and all scores with a mean of −2SD or less as poor knowledge.

With regard to the dose prescribed by physicians to infants, the survey addressed the practice of prescribing 400 IU of Vitamin D per day as per the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics.[1] Supplementation with <400 IU daily is considered inadequate.

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Wagner CL, Greer FR; American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding; American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition. Prevention of rickets and Vitamin D deficiency in infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatrics 2008;122:1142-52.  Back to cited text no. 1


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