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Table 2 Physicians' perceived uncertainty of their patients risk factor status

From: Optimizing care in osteoporosis: The Canadian quality circle project

Patient characteristics: n uncertain/total n (%) Baseline 1st Follow-up n (%)
Age ≥ 65 yrs 0/8362 (0.0) 1/7341(< 0.1)
Prior hip fracture 151/8366 (1.8) 23/7344 (0.3)
Prior wrist fracture 238/8367 (2.8) 93/7345 (1.3)
Prior vertebral fracture 823/8365 (9.8) 537/7339 (7.3)
Family history of fracture 4238/8368 (50.7) 1939/7337 (26.4)
At least 1 fall in the previous 12 months 853/8365 (10.2) NA*
Oral Prednisone therapy (> 3 months) 92/8366 (1.1) NA*
Menopause before age 45 yrs 1794/8364 (21.5) 835/7339 (11.4)
Any other major risk factor 176/8364 (2.1) 63/7329 (0.9)
Two or more minor risk factors 518/8356 (6.2) 131/7326 (1.8)
  1. Physician's check off the uncertain option on the standardized form for the above patient characteristics (physicians were unaware whether their patients had this characteristic). *NA = not available (it was not measured during follow-up).