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Table 4 Characteristics according to the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes

From: Parathyroid hormone, but not vitamin D, is associated with the metabolic syndrome in morbidly obese women and men: a cross-sectional study

Variables Metabolic syndrome absent Metabolic syndrome present
Type 2 diabetes absent Type 2 diabetes present
Number of patients 323 (32%) 437 (43%) 257 (25%)
PTH (pmol/l) 5.6 (2.3) 6.2 (2.4) * 5.5 (2.2)
25(OH)D (nmol/l) 53 (20) 52 (23) 52 (22)
Magnesium (mmol/l) 0.86 (0.07) 0.85 (0.08) 0.81 (0.08) **
  1. Data are n (%) or means (SD).
  2. Comparison with "metabolic syndrome absent": * P < 0.005 and ** P < 0.001 (ANOVA, Tukeys post hoc)