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Table 3 Estimated odds ratios (95% CIs) for variables associated with perceiving that a fragility fracture results in an increased risk of future fracture, or that the fragility fracture is related to osteoporosis.

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

Question Variable (reference) OR (95% C.I.) p-value
Do you think that breaking your (insert fracture site) means that you are at increased risk of breaking a bone in the future? (unsure coded as missing, n = 108) Ever told you have osteoporosis (No) 22.91 (7.45; 70.44) 0.001
  Age (per year) 0.95 (0.91;0.99) 0.009
  Sex (male) 1.41 (0.332;6.00) 0.640
Do you think that breaking your (insert fracture site) means that you are at increased risk of breaking a bone in the future? (unsure coded as no, n = 127) Ever told you have osteoporosis (No) 14.93 (5.63;39.58) 0.001
  Age (per year) 0.94 (0.91;0.98) 0.003
  Sex (male) 2.23 (0.58;8.57) 0.244
Do you think that your fracture was related to osteoporosis? (unsure coded as missing, n = 90) Ever told you have osteoporosis (No) 39.83 (8.15;194.71) 0.001
  Use an assistive aid (No) 2.43 (0.65;9.03) 0.185
Do you think that your fracture was related to osteoporosis? (unsure coded as no, n = 127) Ever told you have osteoporosis (No) 18.10 (3.98;82.27) 0.001
  Use an assistive aid (No) 1.52 (0.54;4.25) 0.426