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Table 1 pQCT data of tibial and radial Z-scoresat 4% and 66% sites

From: Evaluation of bone mineral density and bone/muscle geometry using pQCT in children after spinal cord injury

  4% site 66% site
Tibial Z-score:   
vBMD trabecular -2.9 +/- 1.3*  
vBMD cortical   0.5 +/- 1.5
Total CSA   -1.8 +/- 2.6*
BMC   -3.9 +/- 3.4*
pSSI   -2.7 +/- 3.5*
Radial Z-score:   
vBMD trabecular -3.2 +/- 3.6*  
vBMD cortical   -0.2 +/- 3.1
Total CSA -1.4 +/- 1.9* -1.1 +/- 0.8*
BMC -2.5 +/- 1.5* -3.9 +/- 3.0*
pSSI   -1.7 +/- 1.5*
  1. Values represent mean Z-scores +/- SD, asterisk represents p<0.05 compared to controls.
  2. Tibial data for paraplegics and tetraplegics (n=19), radial data for tetraplegics only (n=10)
  3. vBMD - volumetric bone mineral density, CSA - cross sectional area, BMC - bone mineral content,
  4. pSSI – polar strength-strain index