International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A (2019)
Mothers' attitude towards vitamin d supplement among infants in Baghdad city, Iraq
Author(s): Hasanain Faisal Ghazi and Tiba Nezar Hasan
Abstract: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has many important functions. The main objective of the study is to find out mothers’ attitude towards vitamin D among infants in Baghdad city, Iraq. A cross-sectional study was carried out among 771 mothers in Baghdad city, Iraq. Questionnaire related to vitamin were distributed. The mean age of mothers was 28.30± 3.9 years. Majority of the mothers (80.9%) gave vitamin D supplements to their infants and around 76.4% their pediatrician advised them to give vitamin D supplement. There was a significant association between giving vitamin D supplement with mother’s educational level, pediatrician advice and start walking (p = 0.03, <0.001 and 0.004) respectively. As a conclusion, majority of mothers in Baghdad city, Iraq gave vitamin D supplements to their infants based on pediatrician’s advice.