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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with distal radius fractures according to type of fracture (Müller AO classification system)

From: No association between osteoporosis and AO classification of distal radius fractures: an observational study of 289 patients

  Fracture type  
All AO type A AO type B AO type C AO type B + C
Total n 289 92 34 158 192
Age, mean (range) 63 (40–92) 62 (42–88) 62 (42–80) 64 (40–92) 64 (40–92)
Female sex, n (%) 231 (80) 78 (85) 21 (61) 128 (81) 149 (78)
Osteoporosisa, n (%) 130 (45) 43 (47) 10 (29) 76 (48) 86 (45)
Osteopeniab, n (%) 95 (33) 31 (34) 13 (38) 47 (30) 60 (32)
BMI, mean (SD) 26 (5) 26 (4) 28 (5) 26 (5) 26 (5)
Overweight, n (%) 95 (33) 27 (29) 12 (35) 55 (35) 67 (35)
Obesity, n (%) 64 (22) 21 (23) 11 (32) 28 (18) 39 (21)
Current smoking, n (%) 43 (15) 20 (22) 3 (9) 19 (12) 21 (11)
Previous smoking, n (%) 121 (42) 39 (42) 11 (32) 67 (42) 64 (41)
  1. a T-score ≤ − 2.5
  2. b T-score − 1.0 - -2.5
  3. AO AO classification, BMI Body Mass Index (BMI categories: underweight BMI < 18.5, normal weight BMI 18.5–24.99, overweight BMI 25–29.55 and obesity BMI ≥30.0); SD: Standard deviation