Table 3 Odds ratio (OR) of vertebral fracture (VF) and non-vertebral fracture (NVF) according to BMI

From: Association between body mass index and fragility fracture in postmenopausal women: a cross-sectional study using Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008–2009 (KNHANES IV)

  VF NVF
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Total Total Hip Wrist
Underweight (BMI < 18.5) 5.49 (1.31–23.09) 1.83 (0.22–15.60) 10.65 (0.38–295.97) 2.02 (0.24–17.29)
Normal (BMI ≥ 18.5 and < 25) 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference) 1 (Reference)
Obesity (BMI ≥ 25) 1.89 (0.59–6.00) 3.87 (1.45–10.33) 22.05 (1.33–365.31) 3.85 (1.35–10.93)
  1. Adjusting for age, family history of osteoporosis, treatment of osteoporosis, presence of rheumatoid arthritis, smoking status, alcohol consumption and moderate exercise
  2. BMI body mass index