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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants (n = 20)

From: Effect of oral sodium bicarbonate on fibroblast growth factor-23 in patients with chronic kidney disease: a pilot study

Characteristic Value
Age (year) 63 ± 11
Female No. (%) 12 (60)
Race/ethnicity No. (%)
 White 0 (0)
 Black 11 (55)
 Hispanic 9 (45)
 Others 0 (0)
Blood pressure (mmHg) 134/70 ± 13/7
eGFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2) 32.9 ± 8.9
Serum bicarbonate (mEq/L) 23.0 ± 2.4
FGF23 (RU/mL) 157.4 (90.2–289.4)
25-OH vitamin D (ng/mL) 36 ± 13
  1. Age, blood pressure, eGFR, serum bicarbonate, 25-OHvitamin D were expressed as mean ± standard deviation. FGF23 was expressed as median (interquartile range)
  2. Abbreviations: eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, FGF23 fibroblast growth factor-23, RU rack unit, 25-OH vitamin D 25-hydroxyvitamin D