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Table 1.

Selected baseline characteristics of men in the NHANES Epidemiologic Follow-up Study to the first NHANES by tertile of serum calcium

Serum calcium
Tertile 1Tertile 2Tertile 3
Mean calcium (mg/dL) ± SD 9.3 ± 0.3 9.7 ± 0.1 10.2 ± 0.3 
No. participants 992 807 1012 
Age (y) 52.2 48.3 45.5 
BMI (kg/m225.9 25.8 25.7 
Race (% black) 11.6 9.7 15.4 
Family history of prostate cancer (%) 0.9 1.3 1.3 
Serum calcium
Tertile 1Tertile 2Tertile 3
Mean calcium (mg/dL) ± SD 9.3 ± 0.3 9.7 ± 0.1 10.2 ± 0.3 
No. participants 992 807 1012 
Age (y) 52.2 48.3 45.5 
BMI (kg/m225.9 25.8 25.7 
Race (% black) 11.6 9.7 15.4 
Family history of prostate cancer (%) 0.9 1.3 1.3 
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