Table 1

Characteristics of the study population*

Male participants (n = 340)

Female participants (n = 3848)


Age (years)

49.7 (16.3)

53.8 (11.2)

Weight (kilograms)

68.5 (13.1)

67.1 (11.9)

Height (centimeters)

168.5 (7.7)

156.1 (6.1)

Body Mass Index (kg/cm2)

24.1 (4.2)

27.6 (4.7)

History of osteoporotic fracture

8 (2.4)

47(1.2)

Smoking

35 (10.3)

94 (2.4)

Corticosteroid use

89 (26.2)

298 (7.7)

Hormone Replacement Therapy

231 (6.0)

Age at menarche (years)

13.6 (1.5)

Menopause

2137 (55.5)

Age at menopause (years)

47.2 (5.8)

Femoral T score

-0.93 (1.24)

-1.43 (1.18)

Lumbar T score

-1.40 (1.48)

-1.45 (1.54)


* Numbers are presented as mean (standard deviation in parenthesis) for numerical variables and frequency (percentage in parenthesis) for categorical variables.

Moayyeri et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2005 5:3   doi:10.1186/1472-6823-5-3

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