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TABLE 2

Respondents’ Practices Regarding Oral Vitamin K Prophylaxis (N = 110)

Clinician Responsen (%)
Have you ever prescribed and/or recommended oral vitamin K? (N = 110)  
 Yes, more than once 36 (33) 
 Yes, once 23 (21) 
 No 49 (45) 
 Did not respond 2 (2) 
Do you have the parent sign a declination form if they have refused IM vitamin K but you have prescribed and/or recommended oral vitamin K? (n = 58)a  
 Yes 43 (37) 
 No 15 (13) 
Which oral vitamin K formulation was prescribed and/or recommended? (n = 59)a  
 Liquid 45 (76) 
 Tablets to be crushed 8 (14) 
 Parenteral 2 (3) 
 Do not remember 4 (7) 
How was dosing of oral vitamin K regimen prescribed and/or recommended? (n = 57)a  
 Three doses over 8 wk 32 (54) 
 Weekly 7 (12) 
 Daily 1 (2) 
 One dose 3 (5) 
 Recommendation declined or parents used own regimen 3 (5) 
 Do not remember 13 (22) 
Clinician Responsen (%)
Have you ever prescribed and/or recommended oral vitamin K? (N = 110)  
 Yes, more than once 36 (33) 
 Yes, once 23 (21) 
 No 49 (45) 
 Did not respond 2 (2) 
Do you have the parent sign a declination form if they have refused IM vitamin K but you have prescribed and/or recommended oral vitamin K? (n = 58)a  
 Yes 43 (37) 
 No 15 (13) 
Which oral vitamin K formulation was prescribed and/or recommended? (n = 59)a  
 Liquid 45 (76) 
 Tablets to be crushed 8 (14) 
 Parenteral 2 (3) 
 Do not remember 4 (7) 
How was dosing of oral vitamin K regimen prescribed and/or recommended? (n = 57)a  
 Three doses over 8 wk 32 (54) 
 Weekly 7 (12) 
 Daily 1 (2) 
 One dose 3 (5) 
 Recommendation declined or parents used own regimen 3 (5) 
 Do not remember 13 (22) 
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Respondents who had ever prescribed and/or recommended oral vitamin K.

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