Journal of Family and Community Medicine

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

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Afrah I Babli, Kasim M AlDawood, Ammar H Khamis 
 Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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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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1Wagner 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.