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Table 3 Odd ratios of variables in rheumatic patients with ‘score below the expected range for age’

From: Prevalence and risk factors for bone loss in Southern Chinese with rheumatic diseases

Variables ‘Score below the expected range for age’
OR (95% CIs) P
Former or current chronic GC usage N = 64  
Agea 0.96 [0.93;0.99] 0.014
Disease durationb 1.07 [1.01;1.13] 0.025
BMI, Kg/m2
  < 18.5 (underweight) 3.57 [1.55;8.43] 0.003
 18.5–23.9 (normal) Ref. Ref.
 24–27.9 (overweight) 0.83 [0.34;1.89] 0.674
  ≥ 28(obese) 4.99 [1.38;20.9] 0.014
Gender, compared with male
 Female 0.38 [0.17;0.83] 0.015
Medical history
 Diabetes Mellitus 1.38 [0.26;6.05] 0.68
 Hypertension 2.33 [0.61;8.96] 0.211
 Dyslipidemia 0.86 [0.26;2.44] 0.79
 Hyperuricemia 1.36 [0.58;3.03] 0.466
Former or current smokers 0.86 [0.17;3.15] 0.825
Regular drinking 0.49 [0.02;3.26] 0.503
Hypovitaminosis D 1.23 [0.65;2.37] 0.525
CRP elevated 1.76 [0.97;3.23] 0.063
ESR elevated 1.57 [0.83;3.08] 0.17
Non-GC usage N = 81  
Agea 0.94 [0.92;0.97] < 0.001
Disease durationb 1.00 [0.95;1.04] 0.866
BMI, Kg/m2
  < 18.5 (underweight) 3.53 [1.61;8.07] 0.001
 18.5–23.9 (normal) Ref. Ref.
 24–27.9 (overweight) 0.81 [0.39;1.65] 0.568
  ≥ 28(obese) 0.09 [0.00;0.45] 0.001
Gender, compared with male
 Female 0.39 [0.22;0.68] 0.001
Medical history
 Diabetes Mellitus 0.22 [0.01;1.28] 0.102
 Hypertension 0.65 [0.22;1.69] 0.389
 Dyslipidemia 0.94 [0.37;2.21] 0.883
 Hyperuricemia 1.80 [0.96;3.38] 0.067
Former or current smokers 1.50 [0.64;3.46] 0.342
Regular drinking 0.58 [0.18;1.60] 0.306
Hypovitaminosis D 1.91 [1.03;3.62] 0.039
CRP elevated 1.13 [0.65;1.97] 0.676
ESR elevated 0.86 [0.49;1.51] 0.591
  1. acontinuous variable; bcontinuous variable and correlated with age