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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: The fracture predictive ability of a musculoskeletal composite score in old men – data from the MrOs Sweden study

  N  
Anthropometry, mean (SD) 3014  
 Age (years)   75.4 (3.2)
 Height (cm)   174.8 (6.5)
 Weight (kg)   80.8 (12.1)
 BMI (kg/m2)   26.4 (3.6)
Physical activity, mean (SD) 2977  
 PASE-score   130.6 (61.7)
Smoker, n (%) 3011  
 Never   1058 (35.1%)
 Current/past   1953 (64.8%)
Alcohol, n (%) 2472  
  < 2 drinks/day   2247 (74.6%)
  ≥ 2 drinks/day   225 (7.5%)
Medical historya, n (%) 3014  
 Yes   1961 (65.1%)
 No   1053 (34.9%)
Osteoporosis, n (%) 3006  
 Yes   56 (1.9%)
 No   2950 (97.9%)
Any fall during past 12 months, n (%) 3003  
 Yes   495 (16.4%)
 No   2508 (83.2%)
Education, n (%) 3006  
 Elementary school   1397 (46.4%)
 Higher education   1609 (53.4%)
Native country, n (%) 3012  
 Sweden   2800 (92.9%)
 Other   212 (7.0%)
Body composition (kg), mean (SD) 2950  
 Total body lean mass   55.5 (6.8)
BMC (g), mean (SD) 2984  
 Femoral neck   5.0 (0.9)
Bone area (cm2), mean (SD) 2984  
 Femoral neck   5.9 (0.5)
aBMD (g/cm2), mean (SD) 2984  
 Femoral neck   0.83 (0.13)
Quantitative ultrasound (m/s), mean (SD) 2659  
 Calcaneal SOS   1551.1 (37.7)
Hand grip strength (kg), mean (SD) 2945 43.0 (7.9)
  1. aHistory of hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke or cancer. N Numbers, % Percentages, BMI Body mass index, BMC Bone mineral content, aBMD Areal bone mineral density, SOS Speed of sound, SD Standard deviation