Table 1

Socio-demographic factors and blood calcium level in all patients
Socio-demographic factors Blood calcium level p-value
Low range < 8.8mg/dl n=22 (%) Normal range ≥ 8.8mg/dl n=73 (%)
Sex
Male 12 (35.3) 22 (64.7) *0.036
Female 10 (16.4) 51 (83.6)
Mother education
Primary 5 (29.4) 12 (70.6) 0.306
Preparatory 6 (31.6) 13 (68.4)
Secondary 11 (21.6) 40 (78.4)
Over secondary 0 (0.0) 8 (100.0)
Over secondary 4 (13.3) 26 (86.7)
Monthly income
<400$ 21 (33.3) 42 (66.7) *0.004
400-700$ 1 (3.2) 30 (96.8)
>700$ 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0)
House status
Owned 17 (19.8) 69 (80.2) *0.015
Rented 5 (55.6) 4 (44.4)

Al-Raee et al.

Al-Raee et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:97   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-97

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