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Table 3 Participant Characteristics

From: Trials and tribulations of recruiting 2,000 older women onto a clinical trial investigating falls and fractures: Vital D study

Characteristic  
Age - median (range), years 76.0
(70.0 - 93.9)
Total person-years 6925.2
Region  
   - Barwon 71.3% (n = 1609)
   - Mornington Peninsula 23.0% (n = 520)
   - Other 5.6% (n = 127)
Eligibility criteria (5 points)  
Faller (self-report or local Dr) Yes 38.9% (n = 878/2256)
Prior fracture since 50 years 18.8% (n = 424/2256)
High risk of low vitamin D 36.3% (n = 819/2256)
Osteoporosis diagnosis 1.0% (n = 23/2256)
Totalled 5 from 1 & 2 point criteria 5.0% (n = 112/2256)
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