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Table 4 Frequency of risk factors to osteoporosis by study group

From: Oxidative stress as a risk factor for osteoporosis in elderly Mexicans as characterized by antioxidant enzymes

Variable Osteoporosis (n = 44) Normal (n = 50)
Gender   
   Female 36 (82%) 34 (68%)
   Male 8 (18%) 16 (32%)
Age   
   60 – 69 years 21 (48%) 31 (62%)
   ≥ 70 years 23 (52%) 19 (38%)
Smoke   
   Positive 6 (14%) 3 (6%)
   Negative 38(86%) 47(94%)
Alcohol ingestion   
   Positive(≥ 2 cups/day) 17 (38%) 13 (26%)
   Negative 27 (62%) 37 (74%)
Weight   
   Overweight (BMI ≥ 27) 23 (52%) 34 (68%)
   Normal weight 21 (48%) 16 (32%)
Oxidative stress   
   Positive 30 (68%)* 19 (38%)
   Negative 14 (32%) 31(62%)
  1. 2 test, p < 0.01.