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Table 2 The association of patient characteristics with femoral shaft and distal femoral fractures

From: The influence of ageing on the incidence and site of trauma femoral fractures: a cross-sectional analysis

  Shaft fracture Distal fracture
No Yes p No Yes p
n = 3219 n = 640   n = 3393 n = 466  
Age (years) 75 [63, 83] 44 [26, 65] < 0.001 74 [60, 82] 60 [41, 73] < 0.001
Male, n (%) 1256 (39.0) 364 (56.9) < 0.001 1428 (42.1) 192 (41.2) 0.754
Fall, n (%) 2377 (73.8) 165 (25.8) < 0.001 2366 (69.7) 176 (37.8) < 0.001
BMI, medium [IQR] 22.9 [20.5, 25.8] 24.3 [21.6, 27.1] < 0.001 22.9 [20.4, 25.7] 25.0 [22.2, 28.2] < 0.001
Weight, n (%)    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Obese 365 (11.3) 110 (17.2)   383 (11.3) 92 (19.7)  
 Overweight 736 (22.9) 184 (28.7)   766 (22.6) 154 (33.0)  
 Normal weight 1799 (55.9) 314 (49.1)   1904 (56.1) 209 (44.8)  
 Underweight 319 (9.9) 32 (5.0)   340 (10.0) 11 (2.4)  
  1. BMI Body mass index, IQR Interquartile range