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Table 4 Univariate parameter coefficient estimates and P-values for the association between risk factors and the number of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures in men*

From: The association between iliocostal distance and the number of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures in women and men registered in the Canadian Database For Osteoporosis and Osteopenia (CANDOO)

  No. Vertebral fractures No. Non-Vertebral Fractures
  Coefficient P-value Coefficient P-value
Age 0.035 0.072 -0.005 0.788
Height -0.034 0.010 -0.017 0.164
Weight 0.007 0.523 0.015 0.155
Iliocostal distance -0.259 0.095 -0.037 0.796
Lumbar spine BMD -2.360 0.174 -0.399 0.779
Femoral neck BMD -1.378 0.511 -0.106 0.953
Trochanter BMD -1.728 0.410 -0.822 0.646
Ward's triangle BMD -2.138 0.196 0.275 0.846
Prevalent vertebral fractures NA   0.396 0.361
Prevalent non-vertebral fractures -0.090 0.851 NA  
Currently smoking 0.036 0.876 0.161 0.443
Family history of fracture -0.538 0.330 -0.647 0.184
Alcohol-beverages/week -0.002 0.933 0.043 0.079
No. of falls 0.691 0.002 0.561 0.006
Calcium intake-mg/d 0.001 0.028 0.000 0.600
Exercise-min/week -0.000 0.683 -0.001 0.484
Etidronate use 0.259 0.574 -0.180 0.665
Alendronate use 0.589 0.038 0.036 0.891
Fluoride use NA   NA  
Raloxifene use NA   NA  
Hormone replacement use NA   NA  
Corticosteroids use -0.479 0.286 0.000 1.000
Calcium supplement use -0.014 0.972 -0.370 0.279
Vitamin D supplement use 0.010 0.977 0.000 1.000
Lung diseasea -0.921 0.315 0.000 1.000
Liver diseaseb 1.205 0.276 1.051 0.292
Thyroid diseasec NA   NA  
Cancerd NA   NA  
Visual impairment -0.257 0.810 1.635 0.082
Osteoporosis 1.003 0.046 0.113 0.809
Inflammatory bowel disease -0.517 0.480 0.000 1.000
Epilepsy -0.897 0.419 -1.051 0.292
Coronary disease -0.875 0.574 0.000 1.000
Cerebrovascular disease 3.225 0.033 3.075 0.024
Rheumatoid arthritis NA   NA  
Diabetes NA   NA  
Kidney failure NA   NA  
  1. * BMD= bone mineral density, NA= not available. a Lung disease includes asthma, chronic bronchitis and other lung diseases. b Liver disease includes cirrhosis, hepatitis and cholangitis. c Thyroid disease includes hyper, hypo, nodule, and other. d Cancer includes breast, ovaries, cervix, uterus and colon.