Table 1 Mean ± SD or percentage of the parameters needed for FRAX computation in the sample divided according to cIMT

From: Lumbar spine bone mineral density and trabecular bone score-adjusted FRAX, but not FRAX without bone mineral density, identify subclinical carotid atherosclerosis

cIMT ≥ 0.9 cIMT < 0.9
Group A Group B
Age (years) 61.53 ± 7.39 61.79 ± 8.89
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.50 ± 4.04 24.19 ± 4.08
Parental hip fracture 22% 17%
Vertebral fractures 22% 15.5%
Peripheric fracture 15.6% 1.72%*
Glucocorticoid 0% 0%
Rheumatoid arthritis 0% 0%
Secondary osteoporosis 0% 0%
Alcohol > 3 units/day 12.5% 9%
Current smoking 31% 34%
Trabecular bone score 1.050 ± 0.14 1.110 ± 0.87
T-score neck − 1.98 ± 0.88 − 1.47 ± 0.75*
  1. *p < 0.05