Table 3

Baseline characteristics of participants who did and did not request the trial's results

Baseline Variable

Requested trial results

Did not request trial results


Age (mean, SD)

76.00 (4.30) n = 647

76.80 (4.68) n = 74

Weight (Kilos, mean SD)

65.59 (11.94) n = 618

64.28 (11.77) (n = 71)

Percent (n) < 58 kilos

30.7% (190/618)

32.4% (23/71)

Prior any fracture

59.2% (383/647)

53.4% (39/73)

Smoker

4.5% (21/463)

3.8% (2/52)

Poor/Fair Health

31.9% (206/646)

41.7% (30/72)

Maternal hip fracture

13.3% (86/647)

16.7% (12/72)

Fall in previous 12 months

31.1% (201/647)

31.9% (23/72)

Taking anti-fracture treatment

5.9% (38/647)

4.2% (3/73)

SF12

MCS (mean; SD)

52.61 (8.49) n = 629

50.98 (11.5) n = 70

PCS (mean; SD)

41.73 (11.8) n = 629

39.65 (11.20) n = 70

Euroqol

0.74 (0.21) n = 640

0.75 (0.19) n = 71


Cockayne and Torgerson BMC Medical Research Methodology 2005 5:34   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-5-34

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