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Table 1 Comparison of characteristics of patients with and without a subsequent fracture

From: The role of the combination of bone and fall related risk factors on short-term subsequent fracture risk and mortality

   Total (n=834) Subsequent fracture (n=57; 6.8%) No subsequent fracture (n=777; 93.2%) P-value
Age (SD)   67.3 (10.4) 70.3 (11.1) 67.1 (10.3) 0.023
Sex n (%)      0.022
  Women 608 (72.9) 49 (86.0) 559 (71.9)  
  Men 226 (27.1) 8 (14.0) 218 (28.1)  
Fracture location n (%)      0.874
  Major 286 (34.3) 19 (33.3) 267 (32.0)  
  Minor 548 (65.7) 38 (67.7) 510 (68.0)  
Bone RFs (%)      
Fracture 50+ yrs   218 (26.1) 22 (38.6) 196 (25.2) 0.027
<60 kg   149 (17.9) 11 (19.3) 138 (17.8) 0.770
Positive family history   144 (17.3) 12 (21.1) 132 (17.0) 0.433
Immobility   36 (4.3) 6 (10.5) 30 (3.9) 0.017
On glucocorticoids   7 (0.8) 0 (0) 7 (0.9) 1.000
At least 1 bone RF   427 (51.2) 36 (63.2) 391 (50.3) 0.061
Fall RFs (%)      
>1 fall last year   217 (26.0) 21 (36.8) 196 (25.2) 0.054
On psychopharmaca   185 (22.2) 18 (31.6) 167 (21.5) 0.077
Low ADL (before fracture)   61 (7.3) 8 (14.0) 53 (6.8) 0.043
Articular complaints   261 (31.3) 17 (29.8) 244 (31.4) 0.804
Urinary incontinence   120 (14.4) 14 (24.6) 106 (13.6) 0.023
Parkinson’s disease   5 (0.6) 0 (0) 5 (0.6) 1.000
At least 1 of the fall RF   504 (60.4) 39 (68.4) 465 (59.8) 0.201
  1. P-value refers to differences between patients with and without subsequent fracture.
  2. Chi-square and Fisher’s exact tests were used for categorical variables and independent-samples t-tests for numerical variables.
  3. Abbreviations: ADL: activity of daily living.