Table 3

Independent determinant of BMD by sites: multiple linear regression
Variables Lumbar spine at L2-L4 BMD (g/cm2) Femoral neck BMD (g/cm2)
Coefficients SE P-value Coefficients SE P-value
Intercept 1.093 0.052 <0.001 0.773 0.044 <0.001
Serum CTx (ng/ml) −0.226 0.091 0.015 −0.121 0.050 0.017
Urinary calcium/ urinary creatinine (mmol) −0.172 0.066 0.011 exclude - -
Year since menopause (years) exclude - - −0.003 0.001 0.048
Energy expenditure (kcal/day) exclude - - exclude - -

BMD = bone mineral density, CTx = C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen.

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Kruavit et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:49   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-49

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