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Table 2 Area Under Curve (AUC) of Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) for prediction of vertebral fractures using FRAX tools and T-scores

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

  VFs grade 2/3 VFs grade 1
  AUC p AUC p
FRAX major fracture without BMD 0.757 (0.718 – 0.797) <0.0001 0.637 (0.591 – 0.683) <0.0001
FRAX hip fracture without BMD 0.756 (0.716 – 0.796) <0.0001 0.631 (0.585 – 0.677) <0.0001
FRAX major fracture with BMD 0.736 (0.695 – 0.777) <0.0001 0.662 (0.618 – 0.707) <0.0001
FRAX hip fracture with BMD 0.748 (0.710 – 0.786) <0.0001 0.662 (0.618 – 0.706) <0.0001
Lumbar spine T-score 0.660 (0.611 – 0.708)* <0.0001 0.610 (0.569 – 0.650) <0.0001
Femoral neck T-score 0.707 (0.664 – 0.751)* <0.0001 0.658 (0.621 – 0.695) <0.0001
FRAX major fracture without BMD with parity 0.697 (0.643 – 0.751)* <0.0001 0.632 (0.585 – 0.678) <0.0001
  1. *Indicates p < 0.05 in comparison with the AUC of ROC of FRAX major fracture without BMD.