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Table 3 Serum phosphate values before and after intervention

From: Interventional study to improve adherence to phosphate binder treatment in dialysis patients

Timea relative to intervention (month) Mean serum phosphate mmol/L (mg/dL) (mean) Serum phosphate mmol/L (mg/dL) (range) Serum phosphate mmol/L (mg/dL) (median) Serum phosphate below 1.80 mmol/L (5.58 mg/dL) (proportion of patients)
−5 1.80 (5.58) 0.90–3.01 (2.79–9.33) 1.75 (5.43) 0.54
−4 1.85 (5.74) 1.03–2.99 (3.19–9.27) 1.83 (5.67) 0.45
−3 1.84 (5.70) 1.20–3.16 (3.72–9.79) 1.80 (5.58) 0.49
−2 1.83 (5.67) 1.06–2.79 (3.28–8.64) 1.82 (5.64) 0.47
−1 1.81 (5.61) 1.03–3.18 (3.19–9.85) 1.79 (5.55) 0.51
1 1.84 (5.70) 1.18–2.91 (3.65–9.02) 1.77 (5.49) 0.53
2 1.87 (5.80) 1.17–2.94 (3.62–9.11) 1.82 (5.64) 0.49
3 1.85 (5.74) 0.94–3.90 (2.82–2.09) 1.76 (5.46) 0.53
4 1.82 (5.64) 0.85–3.49 (2.63–0.81) 1.75 (5.43) 0.53
5 1.82 (5.64) 0.91–2.79 (2.82–8.64) 1.69 (5.24) 0.55
  1. aPatients typically have one serum phosphate drawn each month. -5 = five months prior to intervention, 5 = five months after intervention