Table 2

Comparison of the difference of BMD and FRAX of low-dose steroid group or those without low-dose steroid group

All
n=425
LDG (–)
n=85
LDG (+)
n=340
P values
BMD (g/cm2)
FNc 0.629 (0.137)
n=400
0.636 (0.131)
n=81
0.627 (0.141)
n=319
0.314
Hip (total)0.785 (0.180)
n=400
0.779 (0.176)
n=81
0.786 (0.181)
n=319
0.731
L1–40.865 (0.197)
n=403
0.896 (0.201)
n=82
0.854 (0.200)
n=321
0.046
Fracture, n (%)116 (27.3)13 (15.3)103 (30.3)0.006
FRAX (major, with BMD)12.5 (14.3)
n=400
8 (8.6)
n=81
14 (15.5)
n=319
<0.0001
FRAX (hip, with BMD)3.5 (7.2)
n=400
2 (3.9)
n=81
4.4 (8.4)
n=319
<0.0001
FRAX (major,
no BMD)
11 (14.3)7.1 (7.4)12 (15.7)<0.0001
FRAX (hip,
no BMD)
3.2 (6.8)1.6 (3.5)3.6 (8.3)<0.0001
FRAX (major, IT)9.7 (9.1)9.6 (8.3)9.7 (9.0)0.4556
FRAX (hip, IT)2.5 (4.4)2.3 (4.1)2.6 (4.4)0.4255
  • BMD, bone mineral density; FN, femoral neck; FRAX, fracture risk assessment tool; IT, intervention threshold; LDG , low -dose glucocorticoid.