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Table 1 Descriptive statistics by gender and morphometric vertebral fracture, the Tromsø Study 2007-08

From: Important risk factors and attributable risk of vertebral fractures in the population-based Tromsø study

Gender and factor No Fracture Vertebral fracture P-value
Women (N) 1482 199  
Age (years) 64.7 (9.3) 70.5 (8.6) <0.0001
Weight (kg) 71.1 (12.5) 68.4 (12.7) 0.005
Height (cm) 162.5 (6.3) 160.4 (7.1) <0.0001
BMI (kg/m2) 26.9 (4.6) 26.6 (4.5) 0.297
Total hip BMD (g/m2) 0.91 (0.13) 0.83 (0.11) <0.001
Education    0.009
Primary school (n; %) 627 (43.0) 106 (54.4)  
O-level 375 (25.7) 44 (22.6)  
More than O-level 456 (31.3) 45 (23.1)  
Physical activity    0.796
High active (n; %) 144 (11.2) 18 (10.5)  
Low active 1143 (88.8) 153 (89.5)  
Smoking status    0.750
Daily smokers (n; %) 265 (18) 37 (19)  
Non smoking 1189 (82) 156 (81)  
Health status    0.029
Good (n; %) 905 (61.9) 106 (53.8)  
Poor 557 (38.1) 91 (46.2)  
Men (N) 1040 166  
Age (years) 64.8 (9.3) 69.0 (9.2) <0.0001
Weight (kg) 84.5 (12.3) 82.8 (11.5) 0.078
Height (cm) 175.5 (6.5) 174.4 (6.7) 0.062
BMI (kg/m2) 27.4 (3.5) 27.2 (3.4) 0.457
Total hip BMD (g/m2) 1.03 (0.14) 0.98 (0.15) <0.001
Education    0.147
Primary school (n; %) 324 (31.9) 54 (33.5)  
O-level 287 (28.2) 55 (34.2)  
More than O-level 405 (39.9) 52 (32.3)  
Physical activity    0.577
High active (n; %) 213 (22.6) 31 (20.5)  
Low active 731 (77.4) 120 (79.5)  
Smoking status    0.988
Daily smokers (n; %) 159 (15.5) 25 (15.5)  
Non smoking 868 (84.5) 136 (84.5)  
Health status    0.574
Good (n; %) 662 (64.1) 102 (61.8)  
Poor 371 (35.9) 63 (38.2)  
  1. *P-values refer to univariate analyses.