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Table 2 Differences in indication for DXA by gender

From: Factors associated with low bone density in patients referred for assessment of bone health

Indication Male Female p
  N = 109 N= 195  
Medical History of Fracture 47 (43.1%) 62 (31.8%) 0.05
History of gastrointestinal disease* 35 (32.1%) 32 (16.4%) <0.01
Osteopenia noted on a prior x-ray 9 (8.3%) 21 (10.8%) 0.48
Hypogonadism or delayed puberty 6 (5.5%) 77 (39.5%) <0.001
Chronic disease associated with bone loss 41 (37.6%) 56 (28.7%) 0.11
  1. *Includes inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and malabsorption.