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Table 1 General characteristics between the fracture and non fracture groups.

From: Dietary patterns associated with fall-related fracture in elderly Japanese: a population based prospective study

  Fall-related fracture group (n = 28) Non fall-related fracture group (n = 849) p value
Age (years old) 82.3 ± 5.9 79.1 ± 4.6 0.001
Height (cm) 151.9 ± 9.3 154.6 ± 8.7 0.121
Weight (kg) 54.2 ± 9.0 57.0 ± 9.6 0.121
BMI (kg/m2) 23.4 ± 3.1 23.8 ± 3.3 0.528
MMSE 26.6 ± 2.7 27.5 ± 2.3 0.058
MOS score 3.9 ± 1.8 4.3 ± 1.7 0.227
Energy intake 2025 ± 640 1998 ± 495 0.782
Gender (male)   28.6%    44.8%   0.096
Stroke history   7.1%    5.3%   0.671
Diabetes history   17.9%    13.8%   0.541
Kidney disease history   0.0%    7.3%   0.997
Osteoporosis history   3.6%    7.3%   0.462
Cancer history   21.4%    12.8%   0.192
Use of stabilizer   10.7%    13.3%   0.691
Use of hypnotic   7.1%    10.7%   0.549
Use of steroid   3.6%    4.0%   0.908
Use of supplement   10.7%    18.1%   0.589
Use of HRT   39.3%    3.7%   0.998
Smoking habit   21.4%    43.7%   0.026
Drinking habit   35.7%    52.1%   0.085
Experience of falls in previous 6 months   25.0%    16.5%   0.252
  1. Variable are presented as mean ± SD or %.
  2. BMI; body mass index, MMSE; Mini Mental State Examination, MOS score; medical outcome study questionnaire, HRT; Hormone Replacement Therapy.
  3. Analysis by Simple logistic regression model
  4. Data in bold are p < 0.05