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Table 2 Characteristics of the women with different fracture status (NF, Fx, and Hip Fx) in different time periods (1997–2006, 2006–2010, and 1997–2010) at the time of the measurements (2006) (n = 490)

From: Association between low-frequency ultrasound and hip fractures - comparison with DXA-based BMD

  NF Fx 1997-2010 Hip Fx 1997-2010
n =360 n = 130 n = 20
   Fx 1997-2006 Fx 2006-2010 Hip Fx 1997-2006 Hip Fx 2006-2010
    n = 81 n = 61 n = 9 n = 11
Age [years] 79.9 (1.2) 80.0 (1.2) 80.0 (1.3)
79.7 (1.2) 80.3 (1.1)* 79.3 (1.4) 80.5 (0.9)
Weight [kg] 67.7 (11.3) 67.8 (12.2) 69.8 (15.7)
69.5 (12.3) 65.8 (12.2) 75.7 (10.2)* 65.0 (18.2)
Height [cm] 155.2 (5.4) 155.6 (5.8) 158.9 (7.2)*
156.6 (5.4)* 154.5 (6.4) 160.7 (4.4)* 157.4 (8.8)
BMI [kg/m2] 28.1 (4.5) 28.0 (4.7) 27.4 (4.6)
28.4 (4.8) 27.5 (4.6) 29.3 (3.6) 25.9 (4.9)
VLF [m/s] 3583 (193) 3547 (200) 3515 (245)
3534 (204)* 3564 (203) 3500 (291) 3527 (215)
Femoral neck BMD [g/cm2] 0.654 (0.102) 0.606 (0.083)* 0.589 (0.102)*
   0.609 (0.078)* 0.605 (0.096)* 0.611 (0.089) 0.570 (0.112)*
  1. Values are Mean (SD).
  2. *Independent samples t-test p-value < 0.05 when compared to NF group.