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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study subjects

From: Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D is not related to cardiac natriuretic peptide in nulliparous and lactating women

Characteristic Nulliparous Lactating
  n = 63 n = 53
Ethnicity1   
   UAE (%) 98.4 [62] 15.1 [8]
   Other Arab (%) 1.6 [1] 67.9 [36]
   South Asian (%) 0 [0] 17.0 [9]
Age (y)2 24.0 ± 0.6 29.8 ± 0.9
Weight (kg)2 63.7 ± 2.9 72.2 ± 1.7
BMI (kg/m2)2 24.2 ± 0.7 28.4 ± 0.6
Systolic Bp (mm Hg)2 108 ± 1 120 ± 1
Diastolic Bp (mm Hg)2 70 ± 1 76 ± 1
Parity3 0 3.0
Health3,4 1 1
Sunlight exposure (min/day)2 5.6 ± 1.8 0.8 ± 0.5
Multivitamin use (%)1 3.2 [2] 49 [26]
Vitamin D intake (mcg/day)2 3.7 ± 0.3 4.5 ± 0.4
Calcium intake (g/day)2 0.5 ± 0.05 0.6 ± 0.05
  1. 1 n in brackets;
  2. 2 Mean ± SEM;
  3. 3 Median;
  4. 4 Self reported general health status (1–5): excellent, very good, good, fair, poor.