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Table 4 Results of pathological fractures of both groups

From: Bone density and pain response following intensity-modulated radiotherapy versus three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for vertebral metastases - secondary results of a randomized trial

  IMRT group    3DCRT group   Differences between groups   
n n/(%)   n n/(%)   p-value   
  No Yes   No Yes    
Baseline 30 29 (96.7%) 1 (3.3%) 30 26 (86.7%) 4 (13.3%) 0.161   
3 months 20 17 (85.0%) 3 (15%) 19 17 (89.5%) 2 (10.5%) 0.676   
6 months 18 15 (83.3%) 3 (16.7%) 12 10 (83.3%) 2 (16.7%) 1.000   
  1. Abbreviations: n = alive participants; n/% = total number of pathological fractures in absolute and percentage terms