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Table 4 Types of deformities at any vertebral level in 1681 women and 1206 men

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

  Men Women
Types of deformities N (%) N (%)
Wedge 141 (60.2) 162 (51)
Mild wedge 0 (0) 0 (0)
Moderate wedge 92 (39) 86 (27)
Severe wedge 49 (21) 76 (24)
Biconcave 78 (33.4) 116 (37)
Mild biconcave 0 (0) 7 (2)
Moderate biconcave 49 (21) 62 (19.5)
Severe biconcave 29 (12.5) 47 (15)
Compression 15 (6.4) 39 (12)
Mild compression 0 (0) 0 (0)
Moderate compression 13 (5.5) 30 (9.5)
Severe compression 2 (1) 9 (3)
  1. *Types of deformities differed significantly between the sexes (p = 0.025)