Table 2

Baseline characteristics, BMD, scintigraphy results and bone turnover markers in women with and without a recent fracture.

Women with a recent fracture (n = 8)

Women without a recent fracture (n = 14)

p


Anthropometry

Age (years)

62 (58 – 71)

66 (60 – 73)

0.54

Height (cm)

163 (159 – 168)

162 (157 – 167)

0.68

Weight (kg)

64 (61 – 69)

68 (57 – 84)

0.81

BMI (kg/m2)

24.2 (22.6 – 27.5)

26.5 (22.8 – 29.8)

0.41

Bone mass

Total body BMC (g)

1976 (1929 – 2051)

2127 (1960 – 2247)

0.207

Total body BMD (g/cm2)

0.97 (0.94 – 1.04)

1.04 (1.00 – 1.08)

0.041

Scintigraphy

Total skeletal uptake (%)

28.6 (21.3 – 31.8)

21.6 (17.0 – 24.8)

0.048

Bone formation Markers

S-Bone ALP (U/L)

27.0 (24.0 – 34.5)

21.0 (16.0 – 25.0)

0.034

S-Total OC (μg/L)

8.2 (5.5 – 13.3)

5.8 (4.4 – 7.3)

0.020

S-OC(1–49) (μg/L)

4.9 (3.0 – 10.0)

2.9 (2.1 – 4.4)

0.031

S-cOC (μg/L)

10.2 (6.6 – 16.5)

6.1 (5.3 – 7.8)

0.017

Bone resorption Markers

S-TRACP5b (U/L)

3.8 (2.9 – 5.2)

2.8 (2.4 – 3.7)

0.076

S-CTX-I (ng/L)

411 (186 – 639)

203 (173 – 253)

0.066

Urine Osteocalcin

U-Total OC/crea (μg/nmol)

30.5 (27.0 – 32.1)

25.5 (17.4 – 29.8)

0.13

U-Mid OC/crea (μg/nmol)

1.9 (1.3 – 2.4)

1.1 (0.9 – 1.7)

0.12

U-Long OC/crea (μg/nmol)

0.03 (0.01 – 0.08)

0.02 (0.01 – 0.03)

0.41


Results are shown as median values (inter quartile range). P values for Mann-Whitney U test are also given.

Lenora et al. BMC Medical Physics 2009 9:3   doi:10.1186/1756-6649-9-3

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