Table 1.

Participant demographics and baseline characteristics

CharacteristicCinacalcet (n=155)Vitamin D Analog (n=157)
Age, yr
 Median (min to max)53 (21–81)55 (22–86)
 <65120 (77)119 (76)
 ≥6535 (23)38 (24)
 ≥7512 (8)11 (7)
Sex
 Men93 (60)95 (61)
Race
 Asian8 (5)4 (3)
 Black76 (49)60 (38)
 White66 (43)86 (55)
 Other5 (3)7 (4)
Ethnicity
 Not Hispanic/Latino123 (79)110 (70)
Primary cause of ESRD
 Diabetes62 (40)58 (37)
 Hypertension40 (26)44 (28)
 GN19 (12)18 (11)
 Polycystic kidney disease9 (6)12 (8)
 Urologic3 (2)1 (1)
 Other18 (12)19 (12)
 Unknown4 (3)5 (3)
Dialysis vintage, mo
 Median (min to max)32.9 (4.3–216.7)38.1 (4.5–308.2)
Type of vascular access
 Natural fistula98 (63)111 (71)
 Graft37 (24)29 (18)
 Permanent catheter17 (11)14 (9)
 Other3 (2)3 (2)
Dialysate calcium, mEq/La
 Median (Q1, Q3)2.50 (2.00, 2.50)2.50 (2.25, 2.50)
History of kidney transplant
 None reported147 (95)149 (95)
 13 (2)5 (3)
 ≥25 (3)3 (1)
  • All data are shown as n (%) unless otherwise stated. min, minimum; max, maximum.

  • a Information missing in one participant in the vitamin D analog arm and two in the cinacalcet arm.