Table 2

Plasma levels of 25(OH)D and calcium among Jordanians

Parameter

Males

Females (according to dress style)

Western Style

Hijab

Niqab


25(OH)D (nmol/l)

44.5 ± 101

40.0 ± 8.32

31.3 ± 6.3

28.5 ± 3.8


Calcium (mmol/l)

2.33 ± 0.283

2.25 ± 0.25

2.23 ± 0.25

2.18 ± 0.24


1Value is significantly higher than female groups by (p < 0.05, 0.001 and 0.001), 2 value is significantly (p < 0.001) higher than Hijab and Niqab dressed females

3Value is significantly (p < 0.01) higher than female groups

Mallah et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2011 11:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-11-8

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