Table 1.

Demographics and baseline data

CharacteristicParicalcitol Group (n=54)Calcitriol Group (n=56)
Age (yr)66.6±13.264.7±12.6
Weight (kg)92.4±21.797.6±28.4
BP (mmHg)
 Systolic132.5±16.5136.5±18.2
 Diastolic71.1±11.971.7±11.7
Race
 African American33 (61)41 (73)
 Caucasian18 (33)14 (25)
 Other3 (6)1 (2)
Creatinine (mg/dl)2.49±0.722.63±0.83
eGFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2)27.8±9.327.0±9.2
cCa (mg/dl)9.32±0.359.36±0.40
Phosphorus (mg/dl)3.66±0.563.74±0.52
PTH (pg/ml)176 (142, 221)209 (158, 287)
Albumin (g/dl)3.9±0.363.75±0.38
Alkaline phosphatase (U/L)80 (65, 104)77.5 (70.75, 94.5)
Urine phosphorus/creatinine ratio (mg/g)418 (341, 562)435 (322, 504)
  • Data are expressed as the mean±SD, n (%), or median (interquartile range). cCa, albumin-corrected calcium; PTH, parathyroid hormone.