Table 1

Characteristics of study patients

VariablesReadmission (n=29)Non-readmission (n=92)p Value
Age (years)72.82±8.62474.77±6.770.316
Body mass index (kg/m2)23.80±3.4523.83±4.560.977
Spine fracture (number)1.72±1.771.09±1.440.052
iPTH (pg/mL)188.27±305.04283.61±442.450.41
BMD (lumbar)−2.94±0.68−2.09±1.480.005
BMD (total hip)−1.91±0.96−1.75±1.150.509
BMD (femoral neck)−2.38±0.68−2.34±0.950.84
Gender (female %)22 (75.9%)78 (84.8%)0.624
Neurological disease5 (17.2)12 (13.0)0.384
Diabetes mellitus (%)10 (34.5)24 (26.1)0.478
Hypertension21 (72.4)55 (59.8)0.273
Hyperlipidemia2 (6.9)4 (4.3)0.629
Heart disease8 (27.6)18 (19.6)0.437
Pulmonary disease3 (10.3)10 (10.9)0.621
Liver disease6 (20.7)20 (21.7)0.565
  • BMD, bone mineral density; iPTH, intact parathyroid hormone.