Title: Geographical variation in DXA bone mineral density in young European men and women. Results from the Network in Europe on male osteoporosis (NEMO) study
Authors: Kaptoge, Stephen 
Silva, José A. da 
Brixen, Kim 
Reid, David M. 
Kröger, Heikki 
Nielsen, Torben L. 
Andersen, Marianne 
Hagen, Claus 
Lorenc, Roman 
Boonen, Steven 
Vernejoul, Marie-Christine de 
Stepan, Jan J. 
Adams, Judith 
Kaufman, Jean-Marc 
Reeve, Jonathan 
Keywords: Bone mineral density (BMD);Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA);T-score;Osteoporosis;Young normal
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Bone. 43:2 (2008) 332-339
Abstract: We collected population-based young normal hip and spine BMD data from 17 centres across Europe to assess between centre differences and to compare reference values with the US NHANES-III data. There was strong evidence of between country heterogeneity, but not between centres within countries. Hip BMD mean values were lower in European women, but SD's differed little from the NHANES-III USA results in both sexes. It may be necessary to adjust NHANES-III based T-scores by adding/subtracting a country-specific adjustment factor.Introduction
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/4672
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FMUC Medicina - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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