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

From: Prevalence of vertebral fractures in women and men in the population-based Tromsø Study

Gender and factor No Fracture Vertebral fracture P-value
Men (N) 1040 166  
Age 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
Bone mineral density, total hip (g/cm2) 1.03 (0.14)
n = 1007
0.97 (0.15)
n = 160
< 0.0001
Education    0.147
1 (n; %) 324 (31.9) 54 (33.5)  
2 287 (28.2) 55 (34.2)  
3 405 (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)  
Women (N) 1482 199  
Age 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
Bone mineral density, total hip (g/cm2) 0.91 (0.13)
N = 1392
0.83 (0.11)
n = 179
< 0.0001
Education    0.009
1 (primary school) (n; %) 627 (43.0) 106 (54.4)  
2 (O-level) 375 (25.7) 44 (22.6)  
3 (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)  
  1. *P-values refer to univariate analyses