Table 2

Baseline risk factors and falls in previous year for major fracture
65 Women with fracture 705 Women without fracture P- value CI 95% RR CI 95% RR
Age (SD) 61.2 (9.7) 56.4 (7.7) <0.001 2.4-7.3 2.62 (*) (1.63 – 4.21)
Weight (SD) 67.4 (11.5) 66.6 (11.4) 0.559 ns - -
Height (SD) 155.3 (6.1) 155.1 (5.8) 0.805 ns - -
BMI (SD) 28.0 (4.4) 27.7 (4.7) 0.653 ns 1.19 (**) (0.31 – 4.53)
Previous Fracture (%) 43.1 18.6 <0.001 12.1-36.9 2.91 (1.84 – 4.60)
Parental Hip Fracture (%) 15.4 15.6 0.963 ns 0.98 (0.52 – 1.88)
Smoker (%) 9.2 11.3 0.604 ns 0.81 (0.36 – 1.82)
Alcohol Risk (%) 1.5 1 0.508 ns 1.49 (0.23 – 9.45)
Glucocorticoids (%) 7.7 2.8 0.052 ns 1.15 (0.94 – 1.40)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (%) 4.6 0.7 0.024 1.2-9.0 4.61 (1.83 – 11.63)
Falls in previous year (%) 32.3 22.3 0.066 ns 1.59 (0.97 – 2.60)
Osteoporosis (baseline DXA) (%) 50.8 25.8 <0.001 12.4-37.6 4.96 (‡) (1.98 – 12.43)
Osteopenia (baseline DXA) (%) 41.5 50.9 0.147 ns 2.36 (Φ) (0.93 – 6.03)
Normal (baseline DXA) (%) 7.7 23.3 0.004 8.4-22.8 - -

RR: Relative Risk.

(*) < 65 vs. ≥ 65 years.

(**) < 20 vs. ≥ 20.

(‡) Osteoporosis vs. normal.

(Φ) Osteopenia vs. normal.

Azagra et al.

Azagra et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:204   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-204

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