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Table 4 Vitamin D intake and nutrition therapy

From: Vitamin D deficiency in critically ill patients with traumatic injuries

Variable Normal Insufficient Deficient Severely deficient P
25-OH vitamin D concentration range, ng/mL 30–80 20–29.9 13.1–19.9 ≤13  
N 6 31 75 46  
Received supplemental ergocalciferol, n (%) 0 (0 %) 5 (16 %) 57 (76 %) 35 (76 %) 0.001
Day ergocalciferol started, days 16 ± 4 10 ± 7 11 ± 8 0.286
Ergocalciferol duration, days 27 ± 24 15 ± 13 20 ± 17 0.095
Caloric intake, kcals/days 1060 ± 524 1397 ± 473 1386 ± 562 1420 ± 412 0.527
Protein intake, g/days 109 ± 41 114 ± 41 106 ± 41 108 ± 30 0.797
EN/PN, n/n 6/0 26/5 55/20 33/13 0.526
Vitamin D from EN/PN, IU/day 818 ± 279 953 ± 326 769 ± 316 800 ± 280 0.084
  1. EN enteral nutrition, N number of patients, PN parenteral nutrition, OH hydroxy