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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, sunlight exposure, reported calcium intake, and mean 25(OH)D levels of the participants.

From: Vitamin D status among adults in the Aegean region of Turkey

  Male (n = 119) Female (n = 272) Total (n = 391) P
Total 30.4% 69.6% 100.0%  
Age     *p = 0.6
<50 years 62.4% 62.9% 62.7%  
≥50 years 37.6% 37.1% 37.3%  
Area of residence     *p = 0.1
Urban 46.2% 36.8% 39.6%  
Semi-urban 45.4% 51.1% 49.4%  
Rural 8.4% 12.1% 11.0%  
Wearing clothes which restrict exposure to sunlight     *p = 0.001
Yes 55.8% 72.6% 67.6%  
No 44.2% 27.4% 32.4%  
Sunlight exposure index     *p = 0.0009
<8 points 0.9% 6.1% 4.5%  
8-11 points 30.4% 49.6% 43.8%  
≥12 points 68.7% 44.3% 51.7%  
Daily calcium intake     *p = 0.8
500 mg/day 19.3% 20.2% 19.9%  
<500 mg/day 80.7% 79.8% 80.1%  
Mean ± SD 25(OH)D level (ng/mL) 20.70 ± 15.50 15.25 ± 11.53 16.91 ± 13.09 **p = 0.001
  1. *Chi-square testing
  2. **Student's t test