Table 4

Bone mineral density (BMD), age, and sex in patients with or without vertebral fractures (fx./fxd.)

156 patients122 patients without fracturesVersus34 patients with fractures9 patients with fxd.Versus25 patients with
fx.
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.
Age (y) (mean (SD))35.95 (12.2)35.25 (11.67)NS38.45 (13.66)34.70 (9.91)NS39.79 (14.54)
Sex (M/F)72/8456/6616/186/310/15
Lumbar BMD
    T score−2.16 (0.73)−2.07 (0.66)p<0.025−2.50 (0.88)−2.12 (0.47)NS−2.64 (0.95)
    g/cm2 0.83 (0.08) 0.84 (0.07)p<0.001 0.79 (0.09) 0.84 (0.05)NS 0.77 (0.10)
Total femur BMD
    T score−1.85 (0.91)−1.81 (0.87)NS−2.0 (1.1)−1.44 (0.99)NS−2.21 (0.99)
    g/cm2 0.79 (0.12) 0.79 (0.12)NS 0.77 (0.13) 0.86 (0.14)p<0.05 0.74 (0.12)