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Table 1 The clinical characteristics of the daily dosage group and the single-dose group

From: The effects of single high-dose or daily low-dosage oral colecalciferol treatment on vitamin D levels and muscle strength in postmenopausal women

  Daily dosage group (n = 32) Single-dose group (n = 28) p value
Characteristics (mean ± SD)
 Age (years) 51.60 ± 5.80 51.58 ± 5.54 0.644
 Height (cm) 160.40 ± 7.94 158.75 ± 5.10 0.152
 Body weight, pretreatment (kg) 76.51 ± 12.51 72.04 ± 12.34 0.115
 BMI, pretreatment (kg/m2) 29.75 ± 5.31 28.61 ± 4.96 0.354
 Body weight, 12th week, (kg) 74.51 ± 12.51 72.48 ± 12.84 0.544
 BMI, 12th week, (kg/m2) 29.07 ± 5.34 28.8 ± 5.24 0.855
Sun exposure (%)    0.255
  < 1 h/d 0 3.6  
 1–2 h/d 15.6 17.9  
 2–4 h/d 56.3 39.3  
 4–7 h/d 21.9 38.5  
  > 7 h/d 6.3 0  
Physical activity (%)    0.377
  < 1 h/d 0 3.6  
 1–2 h/d 15.6 14.3  
 2–4 h/d 50.0 39.3  
 4–7 h/d 28.1 42.9  
  > 7 h/d 6.3 0  
Milk consumption (%)    0.306
  < 1 portion/d 21.9 22.2  
 1–2 portion/d 46.9 63.0  
 2–4 portion/d 31.3 14.8  
Smoking habits (%)    0.179
 No 71.9 71.4  
 Quit 15.6 3.6  
 Yes 12.5 25.0  
Clothing style (%)    0.727
 Western-style clothing 37.5 39.3  
 Traditional 37.5 28.6  
 Oriental-style clothing 25.0 32.1