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Table 4 Association of osteoporosis with exercises as protective factors in Iran and India.

From: The assessment of osteoporosis risk factors in Iranian women compared with Indian women

Variabels1 Iran India
  Case (n = 178) Control (n = 185) OR2 (0.95 CI) OR3 (0.95 CI) Case (n = 203) Control (n = 151) OR2 (0.95 CI) OR3 (0.95 CI)
Exercises         
   Subjects (n) 178 185 ---- ---- 202 149 ---- -----
Yes (%) 77.0 90.8 0.4 (0.2–0.7) 0.4 (0.2–0.7) 87.2 78.1 0.4 (0.3–0.9) NS2
Other exercises         
   Subjects (n) 169 165 ---- ---- 146 115 ---- ----
Yes (%) 21.9 44.8 0.4 (0.2–0.6) 0.3 (0.2–0.6) 16.0 17.8 NS2 NS2
Regular walking         
   Subjects (n) 172 168 ---- ---- 144 113 ---- ----
Yes (%) 68.6 84.5 0.5 (0.3–0.8) 0.4 (0.2–0.8) 72.3 77.4 NS2 NS2
  1. 1 – Variables are dichotomous.2 – Non significant. OR2 = Adjusted for age. OR3 = Adjusted for age, height and weight