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Table. 2.

Associations between vitamin D status and carotid CIMT and carotid plaque

Total
(N=3,495)
Sufficiencya
(n=723)
Insufficiency
(n=1,301)
Deficiency
(n=1,471)
P-value
Rt. CIMT (mm) 0.8364 0.8812 0.9 0.757 0.223
Lt. CIMT (mm) 0.7847 0.7890 0.7932 0.7752 0.065
Rt. carotid plaque 1,024 (29.30) 227 (31.40) 392 (30.13) 405 (27.53) 0.123
Lt. carotid plaque 1,135 (32.47) 239 (33.06) 432 (33.21) 464 (31.54) 0.603

Values are expressed as the means or numbers (%).

CIMT, carotid intima-media thickness; Rt., right; Lt., left.

aVitamin D deficiency was defined as the 25(OH) vitamin D levels <20 ng/mL, insufficiency as the 25(OH) vitamin D levels ≤20 and >30 ng/mL, sufficiency as the 25(OH) vitamin D levels ≥30 ng/mL.

P-values for categorical variables tested by chi-square and for continuous variable by ANOVA.

Korean J Fam Pract 2021;11:464~471 https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2021.11.6.464
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