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Table 2 Age and body size between FORMEN participants and male population of Nara Prefecture or Japan

From: Design and baseline characteristics of a prospective cohort study for determinants of osteoporotic fracture in community-dwelling elderly Japanese men: the Fujiwara-kyo Osteoporosis Risk in Men (FORMEN) Study

Index Population 65-69 years 70-74 years 75-79 years 80 years and older
Age FORMEN study 627 (31.2%) 705 (35.0%) 450 (22.4%) 230 (11.4%)
distribution Nara Prefecturea 34.7% 28.0% 20.3% 16.9%
  Japana 33.2% 28.1% 20.6% 18.1%
Height (cm) FORMEN study 164.8 ± 5.9 163.2 ± 5.9 162.7 ± 6 160.5 ± 6.4
  Nara Prefectureb 165.5 ± 6.2 164.1 ± 6.3 162.3 ± 6.3 160.5 ± 6.8
  Japanc 163.7 ± 6.5 162.2 ± 6.9 161.0 ± 6.3 158.9 ± 8.0
Weight (kg) FORMEN study 63.3 ± 9.1 62.0 ± 8.6 60.0 ± 8.6 56.8 ± 8.8
  Nara Prefectureb 64.1 ± 9.2 62.8 ± 9.5 60.1 ± 9.2 56.6 ± 9.9
  Japanc 64.4 ± 9.7 62.0 ± 8.7 59.7 ± 8.4 56.0 ± 9.6
BMI (kg/m2) FORMEN study 23.7 ± 3.2 23.7 ± 3.1 23.1 ± 3.3 22.4 ± 3.3
  Nara Prefectureb 23.8 ± 3.3 23.8 ± 3.4 23.2 ± 3.5 22.4 ± 3.6
  Japanc 24.4 ± 3.6 24.0 ± 3.4 23.4 ± 3.1 22.6 ± 3.5
  1. a Population Statistics based on the Basic Resident Registry [26]
  2. b Annual Report of Basic Health Examinations 2007 [27]
  3. c National Health and Nutrition Survey 2006 [28]