Table 2

Number (percentage) of patients with vertebral fractures according to age and sex (34/156 patients (21.8%; 18 female) had one or more vertebral fractures) and number of vertebral fractures (fxd./fx.) at the lumbar or thoracic spine according to the age of the patients (nine patients aged 21–30 years had 24 vertebral fractures (4 fxd./20 fx.))

Age (y)
<2121–3031–4041–5051–6061–70Total
fx., osteoporotic fracture with visible fracture line running into the vertebral body and/or change of outer shape; fxd., osteoporotic fracture with change of outer shape but without visible fracture line.
No of patients15406016196156
No of patients with vertebral fractures
    n female 2 5 6 1 31 18
    n male 1 4 5 2 22 16
    Total (%) 3 (20) 9 (22.5)11 (18) 3 (18.7) 5 (26.3)3 (50) 34 (21.8)
No of fractures (fxd)
    fxd. thoracic 2 3 4 1 10
    fxd. lumbar 1 2 3
    Total fxd. 2 4 6 1 13
No of fractures (fx.)
    fx. thoracic 215 7 4 52 35
    fx. lumbar 5 3 52 15
    Total fx. 22010 4104 50