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Table 2 Baseline serum levels of vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus, albumin, urea, creatinine and parathyroid hormone (PTH)

From: Changes in vitamin D and calcium metabolism markers in patients undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer

  Vitamin D Sufficient
(n = 16)
Vitamin D Insufficient
(n = 66)
Total
(n = 82)
p-value
Albumin (g/L), median [range] 45 [40–51] 44 [37–53] 44 [37–53] 0.2
Missing 0   1   1  
PTH (ng/mL), median [range] 38 [17–61] 42 [13.5–124] 42 [13.5–124] 0.2
Missing 2   3   5  
PTH, n (%)
 Normal 14 (100) 55 (87.3) 69 (89.6) 0.3
 Abnormal 0 (0) 8 (12.7) 8 (10.4)
Missing 2   3   5  
Calcium (mmol/L), median [range] 2.42 [2.25–2.84] 2.39 [2.15–2.56] 2.39 [2.15–2.84] 0.1
Missing 0   2   2  
Calcium, n (%)
 Normal 13 (81.3) 60 (93.7) 73 (91.3) 0.1
 Abnormal 3 (18.7) 4 (6.3) 7 (8.7)
Missing 0   2   2  
Phosphorus (mmol/L), median [range] 1 [0.88–1.29] 1 [0.65–1.61] 1 [0.65–1.61] 0.7
Missing 0   6   6  
Phosphorus (N)
 Normal 16 (100) 53 (88.3) 69 (90.8) 0.3
 Abnormal 0 (0) 7 (11.7) 7 (9.2)
Missing 0   6   6  
Urea (mmol/L), median [range] 4.5 [2.9–8] 4.7 [2.2–8.2] 4.7 [2.2–8.2] 0.9
Missing 1   6   7  
Creatinine (μmol/L), median [range] 63 [50–102] 63 [37–91] 63 [37–102] 0.4
Missing 0   1   1  
25 OH vit D (ng/mL), median [range] 37.5 [30.2–55] 19.2 [2.9–29.9] 20.65 [2.9–55] < 0.001
Missing 0   0   0