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Table 1 Characterization of osteoporotic patients according to their awareness

From: Association between the awareness of osteoporosis and the quality of care for bone health among Korean women with osteoporosis

Total (n) Awareness of osteoporosisa  
  No Yes  
n = 1114 n = 646 n =468 p-value
n = 2.68b (100) n = 1.62b (60.5) n = 1.06b (39.5)  
Age (year) 70.6 ± 0.53 67.8 ± 0.51 <0.01
BMI (kg/m2) 23.2 ± 0.14 23.7 ± 0.16 0.02
Education    0.39
 Elementary school or lower 553 (82) 388 (77.7)  
 Middle school 42 (7.6) 34 (9.2)  
 High school or higher 45 (10.4) 46 (13.1)  
Household Income    0.05
 Low 327 (45.8) 232 (44.4)  
 Low middle 139 (21.8) 125 (28.0)  
 Upper middle 97 (20.1) 53 (14.2)  
 Upper 64 (12.2) 52 (13.4)  
Residential area    0.78
 Rural 361 (69.5) 266 (68.6)  
 Urban 285 (30.5) 202 (31.4)  
Self-perceived Health Status    < 0.01
 Excellent/good 203 (35.4) 105 (23.7)  
 Fair 148 (24.7) 106 (23.7)  
 Poor/very poor 289 (39.8) 257 (52.7)  
  1. n: unweighted sample size, aFor the question, “have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis?”, patients who answered yes were considered aware that they had osteoporosis and were included in the awareness group. Patients diagnosed with osteoporosis who answered no were included in the control group (unawareness group). nb: weighted sample size in millions.
  2. BMI, body mass index.