Table 5

Results from multiple regression analysis of the relative effects of moderate activity and secondary factors on bone mineral density at various body sites
Variable BMD site Coefficient (B), 95% CI p-value
Moderate activity Lumbar spine (L1-4) -0.006 [-0.013, 0.000] 0.067
Femoral neck 0.004 [0.000, 0.008] 0.042*
Total hip 0.006 [0.001, 0.011] 0.019*
Ward’s triangle 0.004 [-0.001, 0.009] 0.132
Trochanter 0.005 [0.001, 0.009] 0.018*
Anti-resorptive therapy Lumbar spine (L1-4) 0.040 [0.006, 0.074] 0.021*
Femoral neck 0.022 [0.001, 0.043] 0.038*
Total hip 0.017 [-0.008, 0.042] 0.175
Ward’s triangle 0.016 [-0.009, 0.041] 0.213
Trochanter 0.004 [-0.017, 0.025] 0.731
Body mass index Lumbar spine (L1-4) 0.011 [0.008, 0.014] 0.001*
Femoral neck 0.008 [0.006, 0.010] 0.001*
Total hip 0.011 [0.009, 0.013] 0.001*
Ward’s triangle 0.007 [0.006, 0.009] 0.001*
Trochanter 0.008 [0.007, 0.010] 0.001*
Age (years) Lumbar spine (L1-4) -0.002 [-0.005, 0.002] 0.293
Femoral neck -0.005 [-0.007, -0.003] 0.001*
Total hip -0.006 [-0.009, -0.004] 0.001*
Ward’s triangle -0.005 [-0.008, -0.003] 0.001*
Trochanter -0.004 [-0.006, -0.002] 0.001*

* statistically significant.

Muir et al.

Muir et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:253   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-253

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