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Table 3 Appropriateness of DXA

From: Appropriateness of bone density measurement in Switzerland: a cross-sectional study

  Men Women
n of patients with DXA without riskfactor n of patients with DXA with ≥ 1 risk factor N of patients in the sample n of patients with DXA without risk factor n of patients with DXA with ≥ 1 risk factor N of patients in the sample
40–44 16 24 32,081 95 70 31,480
45–49 27 50 35,421 206 168 34,998
50–54 39 67 34,311 471 296 34,558
55–59 40 85 31,922 715 443 32,743
60–64 62 70 30,005 891 548 32,141
65–69 75 109 29,949 919 652 32,112
70–74 78 103 24,421 774 651 28,148
75–79 44 85 18,927 534 530 24,150
80–84 44 58 13,477 327 313 20,360
85–89 19 15 7124 120 122 13,878
≥ 90 2 4 2958 19 20 7809
Sum 446 670 260,596 5071 3813 292,377
  1. Number of patients with potentially inappropriate respectively appropriate DXA screening stratified by 5-year strata of age and sex