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Table 3 Association between health status and behavior variables and prescription treatment of osteoporosis/osteopenia

From: Factors associated with treatment of women with osteoporosis or osteopenia from a national survey

   95% Confidence Interval  
  Odds Ratio Low High P value
SF-12v2 score     
   Physical summary 1.02 1.01 1.03 < .001
   Mental summary 1.00 0.99 1.01 .76
Exercise in past month, d 1.00 0.99 1.01 .74
Years since diagnosis 1.00 0.98 1.01 .58
BMD testing 3.37 2.32 4.88 < .001
Postmenopausal 1.22 1.01 1.46 .04
Hysterectomy with oophorectomy 0.98 0.83 1.15 .78
Comorbidity index score 0.92 0.86 0.98 .02
Number of prescription medications currently using for conditions other than osteoporosis 1.07 1.04 1.09 < .001
Back pain 0.92 0.77 1.11 .40
Osteoarthritis 0.69 0.59 0.81 < .001
Anxiety 0.63 0.51 0.78 < .001
Depression 1.03 0.82 1.30 .77
Disabled 1.29 0.93 1.78 .13
Hospitalized (past 6 months) 1.10 0.86 1.39 .45
Provider visits by type     
   PCP 1.05 0.77 1.41 .77
   Endocrinologist 1.11 0.79 1.56 .55
   Gynecologist 1.31 1.05 1.63 .02
   Nurse practitioner 1.00 0.80 1.25 > .99
   Orthopedist 1.00 0.78 1.28 > .99
   Rheumatologist 1.40 1.05 1.86 .02
Provider visits by number     
   0 reference    
   1-2 1.69 1.13 2.52 .01
   3-6 1.38 0.88 2.17 .16
   ≥ 7 1.41 0.82 2.42 .22
  1. Abbreviations: d = days; PCP = primary care provider; SF-12v2 = Short Form-12, version 2.0.
  2. Variables listed in Tables 2, 3, and 4 were all included in the same regression model but are presented separately to highlight the 3 different groups of factors.