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Table 1 Vertebral fracture incidence in women with breast cancer

From: Increased fracture rate in women with breast cancer: a review of the hidden risk

  Controlsa (n = 776) Breast cancer, at diagnosis (n = 352) Breast cancer, recurrentc (n = 82)
Follow-up, years ± SD 2.9 ± 0.3 2.1 ± 1.2 1.8 ± 1.4
Prevalence of vertebral fractures, % 5.2 6.0 30.5
Annual fracture incidence, % 0.53 2.72 19.21
Mean number of fracturesb 1.08 1.45 1.69
Mean severity scoreb 2.00 2.45 4.10
  1. Abbreviation: SD, standard deviation.
  2. a 25% were current or past users of hormone-replacement therapy.
  3. b In patients with a fracture.
  4. c Excluding bone.
  5. Adapted by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Br J Cancer,[1] copyright 1999.