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Table 1 Participant Characteristics

From: Do patients perceive a link between a fragility fracture and osteoporosis?

Total Number of Participants 127
Age in years (SD) 67.5 (12.7)
Number of Females: n (%) 106 (82)
Menopausal Status (females): n (%)  
   Pre-menopausal 4 (3.1)
   Peri-menopausal 3 (2.3)
   Post-menopausal 95 (74.8)
   Unsure 3 (2.3)
Site of Index Fracture: n (%)  
   wrist 72 (56.7)
   hip 26 (20.5)
   other femur fracture 10 (7.9)
   humerus 5 (3.9)
   spine 1 (0.8)
   pelvis 1 (0.8)
   elbow 12 (9.4)
Cause of fracture: n (%)  
   Fall from standing height 75 (59.1)
   Twisting 3 (2.4)
   Slipping on ice 37 (29.1)
   Ice skating 3 (2.4)
   Re-fracture 1 (0.8)
   Fall from standing height while running 2 (1.6)
   Hit it on something 2 (1.6)
   Unsure 1 (0.8)
   Spontaneous 3 (2.4)
Average time post-fracture in months (SD) 11.2 (6.3)
History of previous fracture: n (%) 51 (40.2)
Family history of fracture: n (%) 28 (21.7)
Self-reported height loss: n (%) 67 (51.9)
At least one fall in the past year*: n (%) 103 (81.1)
3 or more falls in the past year: n (%) 13 (10.1)
Use assistive aid for mobility (cane, crutches, walker, wheelchair): n (%) 45 (35.4)
4 or more prescription medications: n (%) 53 (41.1)
Average number of prescription medications: Mean (SD) 3.7 (3.3)
Marital Status: n (%)  
   Single 7 (5.4)
   Married 67 (52.8)
   Widowed 34 (26.4)
   Divorced/Separated 19 (14.7)
Living arrangements: n (%)  
   Live alone 45 (34.9)
   Live with others 82 (64.6)
  1. *if the respondent's fracture was due to a fall, this fall was included in the total