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Table 1 The duration of the disease and individual characteristics of the patients participated in two groups receiving high and low doses of vitamin D before intervention *

From: The effects of two vitamin D regimens on ulcerative colitis activity index, quality of life and oxidant/anti-oxidant status

Variables Low dose group
N = 22
High dose group
N = 24
P-value
Gender (n(%))    1a
 Men 11 (50) 13 (54.2)  
 Women 11 (50) 11 (45.8)  
Age (years) 39.72 ± 15.56 34 ± 12.48 0.174b
 Men 35.00 ± 14.89 33.31 ± 14.62 0.782b**
 Women 44.45 ± 15.41 34.82 ± 10.02 0.098b**
Duration of disease (years) 7.18 ± 1.15 4.04 ± 0.97 0.083b
 Men 6.18 ± 2.18 4.07 ± 1.39 0.408b**
 Women 8.18 ± 2.15 4.01 ± 1.42 0.122b**
Extension of Disease (n (%))    0.97a
 Proctitis 7 (32) 7 (30)  
 Left side 14 (63) 16 (66)  
 Pancolitis 1 (4) 1 (4)  
  1. *The values for age and duration of the disease are reported as mean ± SD and the others reported as number (percentages)
  2. **Variables test between the two groups separated by gender
  3. aFisher’s Exact Test
  4. bStudent’s t-test