Table 3

Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry measurements in children with and without visually obvious lipoatrophy
Children with lipoatrophy, N=15 Children without lipoatrophy, N=27 HIV-uninfected local population norms, N=34 p-value, adjusted for age and sex (two-tailed)*
Limb fat versus limb lean ratio: mean with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) 0.36 (0.25 – 0.46) 0.62 (0.54 – 0.70) 0.63 (0.56 – 0.70) <0.001
Limb fat versus total body weight ratio: mean (95% CI) 9.9 (8.5 – 11.4) 13.7 (12.7 – 14.8) 14.7 (13.7 – 15.7) <0.001
Limb fat versus body mass index ratio: mean (95% CI) 0.12 (0.10 – 0.13) 0.15 (0.14 – 0.17) 0.17 (0.16 – 0.19) 0.001
Total limb fat, kg, mean (95% CI) 1.7 (1.4 – 2.1) 2.3 (2.1 – 2.6) 2.7 (2.4 – 2.9) 0.01

* p-value compares HIV-infected children with and without lipoatrophy.

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Innes et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:183   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-183

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