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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of PMO study population, June 2005 – May 2010

From: Predictive values of diagnostic codes for identifying serious hypocalcemia and dermatologic adverse events among women with postmenopausal osteoporosis in a commercial health plan database

Characteristics Number of patients (%)
N = 165,729
Age (years)
 55 to 64 130,344 (78.6)
 65 to 69 17,348 (10.5)
 70 to 74 7966 (4.8)
  ≥ 75 10,071 (6.1)
Race
 Asian 3898 (2.4)
 Caucasian 123,788 (74.7)
 Hispanic 10,131 (6.1)
 Black 12,579 (7.6)
 Other 1200 (0.7)
 Unknown 14,077 (8.5)
Geographic region
 Northeast 14,124 (8.5)
 Midwest 35,746 (21.6)
 South 98,519 (59.4)
 West 16,965 (10.2)
 Unknown 375 (0.2)
Calendar year of cohort entry
 2005 49,311 (29.8)
 2006 34,899 (21.1)
 2007 26,828 (16.2)
 2008 28,508 (17.2)
 2009 20,390 (12.3)
 2010 5793 (3.5)
Usage of healthcare facilities
 Patients with at least one physician office/outpatient visit 154,648 (93.3)
 Patients with at least one emergency room visit 28,381 (17.1)
 Patients with at least one hospitalization 11,472 (6.9)
  1. Abbreviation: PMO Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis
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