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Table 2 Basic characteristics of patients sampled. Data presented as number of patients in each group or as a median accompanied by full range (interquartile ranges listed in Results section)

From: Spinal disease in myeloma: cohort analysis at a specialist spinal surgery centre indicates benefit of early surgical augmentation or bracing

Patient characteristic (N = 183) N (%) or median (range)
Age 66 years (37–91 years)
Gender:  
 Male 115 (62.8 %)
 Female 68 (37.2 %)
Disease status:  
 Newly diagnosed 136 (74.3 %)
 Relapsed 47 (25.7 %)
Chain Isotype:  
 IgG 93 (50.8 %)
 IgA 22 (12.0 %)
 Light chain 29 (15.9 %)
 Other 9 (4.9 %)
Missing 30 (16.4 %)
Time from diagnosis to presentation  
 All patients 195 days (11–5090 days)
 New diagnosis of MM 109 days (11–1902 days)
 Relapse of MM 1929 days (171–5090 days)
Previous autologous stem cell transplant 65 (35.5 %)
Bisphosphonate therapy  
 Intravenous 113 (61.8 %)
 Oral 4 (2.2 %)
 None recorded 66 (36.0 %)
Acute vertebral compression fractures:  
 Number of fractures per patient 3 fractures (0–15 fractures)
 Thoracic region (number of patients) 149 (81.4 %)
 Lumbar region (number of patients) 111 (60.7 %)
 Thoracic and lumbar fractures (number of patients) 85 (46.5 %)
 No non-healed fractures 7 (3.8 %)