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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants

From: Does osteoporosis predispose falls? a study on obstacle avoidance and balance confidence

  Osteoporosis (n = 85) Comparison (n = 99)
Age (years (mean (sd))* 71.0 (4.8) 73.7 (5.6)
Male:female* 5:80 23:76
Falls (% in prior 3 months)   
0 fall 71.8 67.5
1 fall 23.5 22.5
> 1 falls 5.7 10
Number of medications used (mean(sd))* 2.34 (1.67) 1.19(1.44)
Bisfosfonates (%) 68 -
  1. *p < 0.01
  2. Falls were recorded in the 3 months prior to the obstacle avoidance task by means of monthly fall registration cards.