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Table 3 Comparison between patients with and without osteoporosis

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

  Osteoporosis (N = 82) Absence of osteoporosis (N = 188) p
Age (yrs): mean (SD) 64.0 (8.4) 59.6 (7.5) <0.0001
Weight (Kg): mean (SD) 70.8 (13.2) 77.5 (10.7) <0.0001
Height (m): mean (SD) 1.53 (0.05) 1.56 (0.06) <0.0001
BMI (Kg/m2): mean (SD) 31.0 (6.3) 33.1 (6.7) 0.017
Obesity (BMI > 30 Kg/m2): n (%) 42 (51.2) 107 (56.9) NS
Diabetes: n (%) 18 (22.0) 61 (32.4) NS
Hypertension: n (%) 24 (29.3) 70 (37.2) NS
Dyslipidemia: n (%) 11 (13.4) 55 (29.3) 0.003
Metabolic syndrome: n (%) 11 (13.4) 51 (27.1) 0.018
Low physical activity: mean (SD) 60 (73.2) 119 (63.3) NS
Low calcium intake: mean (SD) 38 (46.3) 89 (47.3) NS
Number of pregnancies: n (%) 5.8 (2.7) 5.0 (2.3) 0.016
Years since menopause (yrs): mean (SD) 15.0 (8.9) 9.9 (7.2) <0.0001
Waist circumference (cm): mean (SD) 103.9 (9.7) 103.6 (10.8) NS
Hip circumference (cm): mean (SD) 111.1 (17.7) 113.7 (11.8) NS
Percentage of body fat: mean (SD) 46.1 (6.1) 47.9 (4.0) 0.016
History of traumatic fractures: n (%) 20 (24.4) 49 (26.1) NS