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Table 1 Comparison between patients with and without vertebral fractures

From: The discriminative ability of FRAX, the WHO algorithm, to identify women with prevalent asymptomatic vertebral fractures: a cross-sectional study

  Group 0: Women without vertebral fractures N = 526 Group 1: Women with grade 1 vertebral fractures N = 203 Group 2: Women with grade 2 or 3 vertebral fractures N = 179 P-value 0 vs 2 P-value 0 vs 1 P-value 1 vs 2
Age (yrs): mean (SD) 59.1 (7.1) 60.7 (7.2) 66.5 (7.7) <0.0001 0.037 <0.0001
Weight (Kgs): mean (SD) 74.4 (13.0) 74.5 (14.3) 68.5 (11.4) <0.0001 NS <0.0001
Height (m): mean (SD) 1.57 (0.06) 1.55 (0.06) 1.55 (0.06) <0.0001 <0.0001 NS
Body Mass Index (Kg/m2): mean (SD) 30.0 (4.0) 30.7 (4.1) 28.4 (3.4) <0.001 NS <0.0001
Number of parity: mean (SD) 4.8 (2.3) 5.1 (2.5) 5.8 (3.1) <0.0001 NS NS
Years since menopause: mean (SD) 11.0 (8.2) 12.4 (8.5) 17.5 (9.4) <0.0001 NS <0.0001
Lumbar spine BMD (g/cm2): mean (SD) 0.998 (0.15) 0.945 (0.16) 0.873 (0.14) <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001
Lumbar spine T-score: mean (SD) -1.3 (1.2) -1.7 (1.3) -2.4 (1.2) <0.0001 0.025 <0.0001
Femoral neck BMD (g/cm2): mean (SD) 0.925 (0.14) 0.878 (0.13) 0.830 (0.12) <0.0001 0.002 0.049
Femoral neck T-score: mean (SD) -0.7 (1.0) -1.2 (1.1) -1.6 (1.0) <0.0001 0.003 0.003
Total hip BMD (g/cm2): mean (SD) 0.930 (0.14) 0.866 (0.13) 0.815 (0.12) <0.0001 0.003 0.002
Total hip T-score: mean (SD) -0.7 (1.0) -1.2 (1.1) -1.6 (1.0) <0.0001 0.003 0.002
T ≤ -2.5 at anysite: n(%) 109 (20.7) 77 (37.9) 98 (54.7) <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001
FRAX major fracture without BMD 2.1 (1.2) 2.2 (1.2) 3.5 (1.7) <0.0001 NS <0.0001
FRAX hip fracture without BMD 0.4 (0.5) 0.4 (0.4) 1.0 (0.8) <0.0001 NS <0.0001
FRAX major fracture with BMD 2.2 (3.1) 2.5 (1.5) 3.4 (1.7) <0.0001 NS 0.002
FRAX hip fracture with BMD 0.4 (1.9) 0.5 (0.7) 0.9 (1.0) <0.001 NS 0.024
  1. Data as mean (SD) or number (percent). We performed pairwise comparisons among the 3 groups using the Bonferoni test after an analysis of variance ANOVA.