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Table 2 Characteristics of study participants after splitting them in osteoporotic and no osteoporotic

From: Low bone mineral density is related to atherosclerosis in postmenopausal Moroccan women

  Osteoporosis Non osteopotic patients P valuea
Number 40 32  
Number of individuals with plaque    
   Femoral Plaque 19 (47.5) 16 (50.0) 0.393
   Carotid Plaque 2 (5.0) 1 (3.1) 1.000
Plaques echogenicity    
Type I echolucent 5 (12.5) 6 (22.2) 0.241
Type II predominantly echolucent 8 (20.0) 2 (06.2)  
Type III predominantly echogenic 3 (7.5) 7 (21.8)  
Type IV echogenic 3 (7.5) 2 (06.2)  
Mean (SD)    
Age (years) 59.1 ± 6.2 58.7 ± 6.5 0.797
Menopause age (yeras) 48.6 ± 5.5 48.0 ± 6.2 0.724
Number of pregnencies 6.0 ± 2.6 4.0 ± 2.0 0.193
Body mass index (kg/m2) 28.3 ± 4.0 26.3 ± 5.1 0.193
Physical activity score 2160 ± 1546 3690 ± 2134 0.200
Serum level    
   Triglyceride (g/l) 1.25 ± 0.41 0.97 ± 0.32 0.094
   Total Cholesterol (g/l) 2.05 ± 0.30 2.06 ± 0.31 0.934
   high-density lipoprotein (g/l) 0.55 ± 0.12 0.59 ± 0.19 0.572
   low-density lipoprotein (g/l) 1.25 ± 0.24 1.27 ± 0.24 0.645
   Calcium (mg/l) 97.33 ± 5.87 98.14 ± 5.15 0.533
   Phosphorus (mg/l) 35.80 ± 4.60 37.20 ± 3.20 0.348
   25 OH D3 (μg/l) 15.36 ± 7.46 16.01 ± 5.77 0.699
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