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Table 3 Comparison between women with and without vertebral fractures (N = 429)

From: Influence of obesity on vertebral fracture prevalence and vitamin D status in postmenopausal women

  Absence of VFs VFs grade 1 VFs grade 2/3  
N = 181 N = 171 N = 76
Age in years: m (SD) 56.1 (7.9) 60.1 (7.9) 64.7 (7.7) <0.0001
Weight in Kg: m (SD) 76.0 (10.1) 75.3 (9.8) 70.9 (8.3) <0.0001
Height in m: m (SD) 1.57 (0.08) 1.55 (0.05) 1.56 (0.05) <0.0001
BMI in Kg/m2: m (SD) 30.0 (1.5) 30.2 (1.3) 28.8 (1.4) <0.0001
Low dairy products intake: n (%) 99 (54.6) 72 (42.1) 39 (51.3) NS
Low physical activity: n (%) 165 (91.1) 148 (86.5) 72 (91.1) NS
History of traumatic fractures: n (%) 22 (12.2) 22 (12.9) 13 (17.1) NS
Years since menopause: m (SD) 6.8 (8.8) 10.4 (9.3) 16.6 (8.3) <0.0001
Number of pregnancies: m (SD) 4.5 (2.7) 4.8 (2.5) 5.5 (2.3) 0.015
Spine BMD in g/cm2: m (SD) 0.987 (0.2) 0.923 (0.1) 0.846 (0.2) 0.025
Spine T-score: m (SD) −1.1 (1.3) −1.3 (1.2) −1.5 (1.3) 0.049
Total hip BMD in g/cm2: m (SD) 0.921 (0.2) 0.850 (0.5) 0.801 (0.4) 0.011
Total hip T-score: m (SD) −0.7 (1.1) −1.0 (1.0) −1.2 (1.1) 0.004
Osteoporosis any site : n (%) 25 (13.8) 42 (24.4) 23 (30.3) <0.0001
Vitamin D in ng/mL : m (SD) 16.2 (9.1) 14.2 (11.6) 11.5 (13.2) 0.02
Vitamin D ≤ 20 ng/mL: n (%) 133 (73.5) 130 (75.6) 72 (94.7) 0.001
Vitamin D ≤ 10 ng/mL: n (%) 12 (34.3) 59 (57.3) 29 (65.9) 0.006
  1. BMI body mass index, BMD lumbar spine BMD