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Table 1 Subject characteristics

From: Relationship between spine osteoarthritis, bone mineral density and bone turn over markers in post menopausal women

Variable All subjects (N = 277)
  Mean ± SD
Age (years) 58.7 ± 7.7
Age of menopause (years) 47.30 ± 5.28
Weight (kg) 71.38 ± 11.60
Height (m) 1,56 ± 0,06
BMI (Kg/m2) 29.08 ± 4.35
Lumbar spine BMD (g/cm2) 0.966 ± 0.159
Femoral neck BMD (g/cm2) 0.848 ± 0.130
Femoral trochanter BMD (g/cm2) 0.693 ± 0.120
Total femoral BMD (g/cm2) 0.892 ± 0.134
CTX I 0.49 ± 0.25
Osteocalcin 24.56 ± 13.65
  n %
Prevalence of osteoporosis 84 31,2
Prevalence of spine osteoarthritis 245 88.44
  1. BMD: bone mineral density
  2. BMI: body mass index
  3. DSN: disc space narrowing
  4. CTX: C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide of type I collagen