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Table 1 Characteristics of participants, by fracture group, at seven-year follow-up

From: Health-related quality of life after vertebral or hip fracture: a seven-year follow-up study

  Vertebral group
n = 42
Hip group
n = 25
p-value
Age, yr, mean (SD) 75.8 (4.7) 75.0 (4.7) 0.50
Weight (kg) (SD) 69.5 (16.1)1 70.0 (10.8) 0.91
Height (cm) (SD) 158.4 (7.0)1 162.1 (5.5)1 0.03
Body mass index, mean (SD) 27.5 (5.0)1 26.6 (4.0)1 0.48
Static balance, one-leg second (SD) 8.9 (10.5)2 7.0 (8.3) 0.43
Handgrip, kilo, mean (SD) 16.7 (6.6)2 19.8 (5.0) 0.04
Back pain (GRS), mean (SD) 52 (22) 38 (27) 0.36
SDI (SD) 7.8 (6.1)2 2.3 (4.2)1 <0.01
BMD Lumb, Z-score SD 0.494 0.732 0.52
BMD Hip total, Z-score SD -0.183 -0.432 0.38
BMD Femoral neck, Z-score SD -0.053 -0.352 0.22
Participants with new co-morbidity since 2-year follow-up, % 67 72 0.65
Fall last year, % 38 32 0.62
Participants with new clinical fracture since 2-year follow-up, % 52 28 0.05
Total number new clinical fracture since 2-year follow-up (n) 36 13 -
   Distal forearm (n) 3 2 -
   Proximal humerus (n) 2 1 -
   Hip (n) 6 1 -
   Vertebrae (n) 16 2 -
   Other (n) 9 7 -
  1. Significance level p < 0.05 is given in bold.
  2. Missing individuals 1 = 1, 2 = 2, 3 = 3, 4 = 7.