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Table 1 Summary of mechanical parameters by gender: median (IQR)

From: At the moment of occurrence of a fragility hip fracture, men have higher mechanical properties values in comparison with women

Measure Female (N = 55) Male (N = 18) p-value a
Age [years] 82 (77–86) 81 (78–84) 0.605
Ultimate stress, σ ULT [MPa] 4.46 (3.02–7.73) 8.04 (5.35–10.90) 0.005
Young’s modulus, E [MPa] 174.26 (73.07–322.28) 293.68 (166.67–538.18) 0.028
Energy to failure, W ULT [MJ/m3] 0.11 (0.05–0.25) 0.25 (0.07–0.42) 0.058
  1. Note: IQR = Interquartile range.
  2. a p-value obtained by Mann–Whitney test for univariate comparison between female and male, with statistical significance for p < 0.05.