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Table 5 24-h urinary sodium and potassium excretion, and sodium-to-potassium ratio, by age and sex: restricted to those with greater or equal to 4 mmol/d (women) and 6 mmol/d (men) creatinine in their urine (n = 317). Figures are means with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)

From: Sodium and potassium excretion in an adult Caribbean population of African descent with a high burden of cardiovascular disease

  Sodium (mg) Potassium (mg) Sodium/potassium
Women
 25–44 years 2623.1 (2227.8, 3018.3) 1279.5 (1143.7, 1415.3) 2.1 (1.9, 2.3)
 45–64 years 2472.2 (2222.4, 2722.1) 1594.0 (1422.2, 1765.9) 1.7 (1.5, 1.9)
 Total 2555.1 (2275.4, 2834.8) 1421.2 (1296.9, 1545.4) 1.9 (1.8, 2.1)
Men
 25–44 years 3044.8 (2747.3, 3342.3) 1548.2 (1401.8, 1694.7) 2.1 (1.9, 2.3)
 45–64 years 2785.1 (2511.6, 3058.7) 1639.4 (1450.8, 1827.9) 2.0 (1.6, 2.3)
 Total 2924.8 (2718.0, 3131.7) 1590.3 (1474.1, 1706.5) 2.1 (1.9, 2.2)
Men and women
 25–44 years 2827.2 (2586.2, 3068.2) 1409.5 (1309.0, 1510.1) 2.1 (2.0, 2.3)
 45–64 years 2627.3 (2447.0, 2807.6) 1616.5 (1489.7, 1743.2) 1.8 (1.6, 2.0)
 Total 2736.0 (2572.2, 2899.8) 1503.9 (1427.5, 1580.4) 2.0 (1.9, 2.1)