Table 5.

Risk of severe secondary hyperparathyroidism or relative hypoparathyroidism in the incidence subpopulationa

Severity of Uremic Parathyroid Disease Black (n = 264) White (n = 202) Odds Ratio for Black:White
Relative hypoparathyroidism (maximum PTH <150 pg/ml) 34 73 0.26 (0.17 to 0.41):1
Severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (mean PTH >500 pg/ml) 45 9 4.4 (2.10 to 9.25):1
  • a 95% confidence interval is given in parentheses.