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Table 1 Summary of selected demographic and anthropometric characteristics of the study participants

From: The effect of regular physical activity on bone mineral density in post-menopausal women aged 75 and over: a retrospective analysis from the Canadian multicentre osteoporosis study

Characteristic Result (n = 1169)
Age (mean ± SD) years 79.84 ± 4.43
Age breakdown (number) years  
   75-79 646 (55.3%)
   80-84 337 (28.8%)
   85-89 143 (12.2%)
   90-94 39 (3.3%)
   95+ 4 (0.3%)
Height in cm (mean ± SD) 156.6 ± 6.5
Weight in kg (mean ± SD) 64.2 ± 12.1
Body Mass Index (BMI) (mean ± SD) 26.2 ± 6.5
Osteoporosis diagnosis? (number)  
   Yes 506
   No 597
Osteoporosis treatment? (number)  
   Yes 388
   No 177
Race  
   White 11441
   Chinese 14
   South Asian (e.g. East Indian, Pakistani) 1
   Black (e.g. African, Haitian, Jamaican) 4
   Native/Aboriginal 21
   Arab/West Asian 0
   Filipino 1
   South East Asian (e.g. Cambodian, 1
   Indonesian) 1
   Latin American 2
   Japanese 0
   Korean 0
Medication  
Currently taking antiresorptive medication (number,%) 85 (15%)
  1. SD standard deviation.
  2. BMI body mass index.
  3. 1 one respondent identified herself as both “white” and “native/aboriginal”.