Table 3

Distribution of diagnostic discordances according to WHO criteria in different genders*

Male participants (n = 340)

Female participants (n = 3848)

Total (n = 4188)


Major T-score Discordance

7 (2.1)

108 (2.8)

115 (2.7)

Hip Osteoporosis, Normal Lumbar

5

16

21

Hip Normal, Lumbar Osteoporosis

2

92

94

Minor T-score Discordance

117 (34.4)

1514 (39.3)

1631 (38.9)

Hip Osteoporosis, Lumbar Osteopenia

10

99

109

Hip Osteopenia, Lumbar Osteoporosis

39

515

554

Hip Osteopenia, Normal Lumbar

35

220

255

Hip Normal, Lumbar Osteopenia

33

680

713

T-score Concordance

216 (63.5)

2226 (57.8)

2442 (58.3)

Hip and Lumbar Osteoporosis

50

338

388

Hip and Lumbar Osteopenia

93

690

783

Hip and Lumbar Normal

73

1198

1271


* Numbers are presented as frequency (percentage in parenthesis).

Moayyeri et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2005 5:3   doi:10.1186/1472-6823-5-3

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