Table 2

Biochemical features of subjects; values are mean (SE) unless stated otherwise

MalesFemales
WhitesGujaratisWhitesGujaratis
NS, not significant.
Adjusted serum calcium (2.12–2.65 mmol/l)2.2 (0.1)2.2 (0.1)2.2 (0.088)2.2 (0.108)
NSNS
Serum alkaline phosphatase (25–110 IU/l)68.7 (21)75.0 (19)57.4 (13.4)62.9 (19.3)
NSNS
Mean vitamin D level for subjects who were within the normal range (5–40 ng/ml)14.810.313.09.4
(p<0.05)(p<0.05)
Proportion of subjects whose vitamin D level were below the lower limit of normal (that is, 5 ng/ml) (%)360050.7
(p<0.001)(p<0.001)