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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study participants

From: Vitamin D status in healthy black African adults at a tertiary hospital in Nairobi, Kenya: a cross sectional study

  Male (n = 191) Female (n = 62) Total (n = 253) Male vs female
Median(IQR) Min-Max Median (IQR) Min-Max Median (IQR) Min-Max p- value
Age (years) 33 (40) 19–59 31 (30) 21–51 33.07 (40) 19–59 0.304
Vitamin D (ng/ml) 28.24 (44.47) 8.89–53.36 25.08 (34.12) 8.57–42.71 27.80 (44.79) 8.57–53.36 0.002
PTH (pg/ml) 36.46 (72.69) 10.38–83.07 36.71 (83.38) 16.72–100.1 36.7 (89.72) 10.38–100.1 0.534
Calcium (mmol/l) 2.42 (1.50) 1.23–2.73 2.38 (0.72) 2.05–2.77 2.41 (1.54) 1.23–2.77 0.168
Phosphate (mmol/l) 1.17 (3.32) 0.66–3.98 1.17 (2.58) 0.82–3.40 1.13 (3.32) 0.66–3.98 0.360
  1. IQR interquartile range