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Table 2 Osteoporosis features in the study analysis population as a function of treating physician

From: Management of osteoporosis and associated quality of life in post menopausal women

  GPs
N = 810
Rheumatologists
N = 317
Gynaecologists
N = 179
p Total
N = 1,306
Age (mean ± SD; years) N = 809
66.4 ± 8.6
N = 317
68.6 ± 9.5
N = 178
60.7 ± 7.0
≤ 0.001 N = 1,305
66.2 ± 9.2
Densitometry in the last 6 months N = 806
651 (80.8%)
N = 316
296 (93.7%)
N = 179
170 (95.0%)
≤ 0.001 N = 1301
1,117 (85.9%)
T score (mean ± SD)      
Hip N = 574
-2.15 ± 1.25
N = 290
-2.28 ± 1.00
N = 166
-2.15 ± 0.96
0.125 N = 1,030
-2.19 ± 1.14
Spine N = 573
-2.29 ± 1.48
N = 287
-2.50 ± 1.09
N = 167
-2.49 ± 0.97
0.167 N = 1,027
-2.38 ± 1.31
T score by class N = 577 N = 254 N = 142   N = 973
   Normal BMD (T score < -1) 0 (0.0%) 2 (0.8%) 0 (0.0%) 0.192 2 (0.2%)
   Osteopenia (-2.5 < T score < -1) 53 (9.2%) 17 (6.7%) 11 (7.8%)   81 (8.3%)
   Osteoporosis (T score ≤ -2.5) 524 (90.8%) 235 (92.5%) 131 (92.3%)   890 (91.5%)
Osteoporotic fractures N = 777 407 (52.4%) N = 311 177 (56.9%) N = 162 27 (16.7%) ≤ 0.001 N = 1,250
611 (48.9%)
Number of osteoporotic fractures (mean ± SD) N = 386
1.38 ± 0.70
N = 169
1.68 ± 1.18
N = 27
1.33 ± 0.88
0.021 N = 582
1.47 ± 0.89
Fracture site N = 376 N = 148 N = 26   N = 550
Spine 162 (43.1%) 77 (52.0%) 8 (30.8%) 0.060 247 (44.9%)
Wrist 173 (46.0%) 43 (29.1%) 15 (57.7%) ≤ 0.001 231 (42.0%)
Upper arm 18 (04.8%) 8 (05.4%) 1 (03.9%) 0.932 27 (4.9%)
Hip 42 (11.2%) 10 (06.8%) 0 (0.0%) 0.081 52 (9.5%)
Other 35 (09.3%) 27 (18.2%) 7 (26.9%) 0.002 69 (12.6%)
Patients with at least one risk factor for osteoporosis 639 (78.9%) 260 (82.0%) 129 (72.1%) 0.037 1028 (78.7%)
Diagnosis of osteoporosis N = 810 N = 317 N = 179 < 0.001 222 (17.0%)
   Low BMD + osteoporotic fracture 126 (15.6%) 087 (27.4%) 009 (05.0%)   222 (17.0%)
   Low BMD only 495 (61.1%) 160 (50.5%) 160 (89.4%)   815 (62.4%)
   Osteoporotic fracture only 189 (23.3%) 070 (22.1%) 010 (05.6%)   269 (20.6%)
  1. Between group differences were determined with the Kruskal-Wallis test or Fisher's exact test, as appropriate.