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Table 1 Population characteristics (n= 51)

From: Associations between vertebral fractures, increased thoracic kyphosis, a flexed posture and falls in older adults: a prospective cohort study

Population characteristics  
Patient characteristics  
Age (years), mean (SD) 79.3 (4.8)
Female, n (%) 39 (77%)
BMI (kg/m2), mean (SD) 27.4 (4.0)
CCI score, mean (SD) 1.4 (1.3)
Number of prescriptions, mean (SD) 5.8 (3.9)
MMSE score, median (range) 24 (13–30)
Hip replacement in history, n (%) 7 (14%)
Osteoporosis-related factors  
Presence of vertebral fractures, n (%) 20 (39%)
Thoracic kyphosis, Cobb angle (°), mean (SD) 51.2 (14.5)
OWD (cm), median (range) 4.0 (0–16)
Falls during follow-up  
 no falls, n (%) 38 (74%)
 1 fall, n (%) 5 (10%)
 ≥2 falls during follow-up (range 2–9), n (%) 8 (16%)
  1. CCI = Charlson Comorbidity Index; MMSE = Mini-Mental State Examination; OWD = Occiput-to-Wall Distance.