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Table 1 The prevalence of morphometric vertebral fractures and self-reported non-vertebral fractures

From: Prevalence of fractures in women with rheumatoid arthritis and/or systemic lupus erythematosus on chronic glucocorticoid therapy

  Overall Patients with RA Patients with SLE
N = 576 N = 480 N = 95
Vertebral fractures:    
 Patients (%) with at least 1 vertebral fracture 109 (18.9) 96 (20.0) 13 (13.7)
 Number of vertebral fractures (%) 235 (100.0) 203 (100.0) 32 (100.0)
  Thoracic 159 (67.7) 135 (66.5) 24 (75.0)
  Lumbar 76 (32.3) 68 (33.5) 8 (25.0)
  Mild 124 (52.8) 105 (51.7) 19 (59.4)
  Moderate 76 (32.3) 68 (33.5) 8 (25.0)
  Severe 35 (14.9) 30 (14.8) 5 (15.6)
Non-vertebral fractures:    
 Patients (%) with at least 1 non-vertebral fracture 52 (9.0) 47 (9.8) 5 (5.3)
 Number of non-vertebral fractures (%) 68 (100.0) 59 (100.0) 9 (100.0)
  Proximal femur 14 (20.6) 13 (22.0) 1 (11.1)
  Proximal humerus 8 (11.8) 8 (13.6) 0
  Distal radius 19 (27.9) 17 (28.8) 2 (22.2)
  Rib 7 (10.3) 4 (6.8) 3 (33.3)
  Tibia 4 (5.9) 3 (5.1) 1 (11.1)
  Pelvis 5 (7.4) 5 (8.5) 0
  Othera 11 (16.2) 9 (15.3) 2 (22.2)
  1. N total number of patients in group, RA rheumatoid arthritis, SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
  2. aNo fractures were reported in the distal femur, diaphyseal femur, or sternum