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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants by history of falling; Bushehr Elderly Health BEH) program

From: The association of cardio-metabolic risk factors and history of falling in men with osteosarcopenia: a cross-sectional analysis of Bushehr Elderly Health (BEH) program

  Fall +
N = 50
Fall –
N = 291
P-value
Continuous Variable Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
 Age, year 75.9 (7.9) 72.9 (7.3) 0.007
 Educationa, Year 6 (1–10) 6 (0–10) 0.849
 Systolic Blood Pressure, mmHg 132.1 (16.0) 141.1 (21.3) 0.005
 Body Mass Index, kg/m^2 24.0 (3.9) 23.9 (3.3) 0.848
 Waist Circumference, cm 92.3 (12.2) 91.9 (10.3) 0.799
 Fasting Plasma Glucosea, mg/dl 91.5 (81.3–131.8) 88 (82–100) 0.423
Categorical variables N (%) N (%)
 Current smoking 9 (18.0) 72 (24.7) 0.301
 Diabetes 19 (38.0) 80 (27.6) 0.134
 Hypertension 34 (68.0) 204 (70.1) 0.765
 Hypertriglyceridemia 6 (12.0) 71 (24.4) 0.053
 Hypercholesterolemia 12 (24.0) 70 (24.1) 0.993
 Low HDL-Cholesterol 19 (38.0) 107 (36.8) 0.868
 Physical activity 5 (10.0) 41 (14.1) 0.611
  1. - Diabetes was defined as FPG ≥ 126 mg/dl, or HbA1C ≥ 6.5 or taking anti-diabetic medication
  2. - Hypercholesterolemia was defined as total cholesterol ≥200 mg/dl
  3. - Low HDL-Cholesterol was defined as HDL-C < 40 mg/dl
  4. - Hypertriglyceridemia was defined as triglyceride ≥150 mg/dl
  5. a Due to not normal distribution, median (25th–75th percentile) was reported and p-value was estimated using non-parametric test