Table 3. Total vitamin C intake and the RR of incident kidney stonesa

Vitamin C Intake (mg/d)P for Trend
<90 mg90–249 mg250–499 mg500–999 mg≥1000 mg
a For illustrative purposes, category medians for intake of vitamin C were derived from responses to the 1994 dietary questionnaire. However, the period-specific quintile values were used for the 1986 to 2000 analyses. RR are for the risk for stone formation compared with the group that had the lowest intake of vitamin C.
b Results are adjusted for age; body mass index (six categories); use of thiazide diuretics (yes or no); volume intake (in quintiles); alcohol use (seven categories); calcium supplement use (four categories); and dietary intake of animal protein, calcium, potassium, sodium, and magnesium (all in quintiles).
Category median (mg/d)721653267001389
Age-adjusted RR (95% CI)1.01.00 (0.83–1.21)0.84 (0.67–1.04)0.97 (0.77–1.21)1.01 (0.81–1.22)0.78
Multivariate RRb (95% CI)1.01.22 (1.01–1.49)1.20 (0.96–1.51)1.36 (1.07–1.72)1.41 (1.11–1.80)0.01