Table 2

Patients’ characteristics
Age (years, mean ± standard deviation) 67.1 ± 10.4
Female gender 83.3%
Educational level
 Primary 8.4%
 Some high school 35.9%
 High school graduate 30.3%
 College or university 25.5%
Size of household
 One person 29.9%
 Two people 55.1%
 Three or more people 15.0%
Monthly household income
 Up to €999 5.5%
 €1,000 to 1,499 33.1%
 €1,500 to 1,999 19.1%
 €2,000 to 2,499 17.8%
 €2,500 to 2,999 11.9%
 €3,000+ 12.7%
Diagnosis of osteoporosis 89.8%
 Years since osteoporosis (mean ± standard deviation) 8.9 ± 0.3
With prior fracture(s) 52.5%
 In the last year 22.8%
Patients on osteoporotic treatment 69.8%
Administration mode of current treatment
 Oral 72.2%
 Subcutaneous injection 15.4%
 Intravenous injection 12.4%
Number of co-treatments
 Zero or one 19.3%
 Two or three 40.6%
 Four or more 40.2%
10-year probability of a major osteoporotic fracture (FRAX) (mean ± standard deviation) 14.3 ± 7.5%
10-year probability of a hip fracture (FRAX) (mean ± standard deviation) 6.1 ± 5.3%

Hiligsmann et al.

Hiligsmann et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2014 16:R36   doi:10.1186/ar4465

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