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Table 1 Characteristics of the study patients with and without adjacent fracture

From: Can anti-osteoporotic therapy reduce adjacent fracture in magnetic resonance imaging-proven acute osteoporotic vertebral fractures?

Variables Adjacent fracture (n = 84) No Adjacent fracture (n = 108) p value
Age (years) 75.83 ± 6.28 73.28 ± 6.31 0.006
Body mass index (kg/m2) 21.68 ± 4.11 24.36 ± 4.63 0.001
Sex (% Female) 68 (81.0 %) 98 (90.7 %) 0.057
Spine fracture (number) 1.18 ± 1.33 1.89 ± 1.87 0.965
Smoking 8 (9.5) 2 (1.9) 0.023
Alcohol consumption 0 (0) 2 (1.9) 0.505
Rheumatoid arthritis 10 (11.9) 2 (1.9) 0.006
Diabetes mellitus (%) 18 (21.4) 28 (25.9) 0.5
Hypertension 44 (52.4) 48 (44.4) 0.309
Diseases    
 Cardiovascular 0 (0) 2 (1.9) 0.505
 Pulmonary 6 (7.1) 2 (1.9) 0.141
 Liver 2 (2.4) 6 (5.6) 0.469
Glucorcorticoid use 18 (21.4) 10 (9.3) 0.023
Anti-osteoporotic drugs use 58 (69) 89 (82.4) 0.031