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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study population (n = 270)

From: Osteoporosis, vertebral fractures and metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women

   Range
Age (yrs): mean (SD) 61.0 (7.8) 50-90
Weight (kg): mean (SD) 75.5 (11.7) 45 – 106
Height (m): mean (SD) 1.55 (0.05) 1.35-1.79
BMI (kg/m2): mean (SD) 32.3 (6.5) 19-54
Years of menopause: mean (SD) 11.3 (8.1) 1-40
Number of pregnancies: mean (SD) 5.2 (2.4) 0-13
History of peripheral fractures: n (%) 69 (25.6)  
Low physical activity: n (%) 179 (66.3)  
Low calcium intake: n (%) 127 (47.0)  
Diabetes: n (%) 79 (29.3)  
Hypertension: n (%) 94 (34.8)  
Dyslipidemia: n (%) 66 (24.4)  
Waist circumference (cm): mean (SD) 103 .8 (10.7) 64-134
Hip circumference (cm): mean (SD) 113.1 (12.9) 58-232
Total body fat mass (%): mean (SD) 47.4 (4.9) 31.0 -56.2
Metabolic syndrome: n (%) 62 (23.0)  
Lumbar spine BMD: mean (SD) 0.98 (0.17) 0.62 -1.94
Femoral neck BMD: mean (SD) 0.85 (0.14) 0.09 -1.8
Total hip BMD: mean (SD) 0.92 (0.12) 0.59 - 1.3
Lumbar spine T-SCORE: mean (SD) −1.45 (1.3) −4.5 - 2.8
Femoral neck T-SCORE: mean (SD) −1.42 (1.01) −3.7 - 1.2
Total hip T-SCORE: mean (SD) −0.85 (1.04) −3.6 - 2.3
Osteoporosis (any site): n (%) 82 (30.4)