Bone Mineral Density of the Lumbar Spine in White Mediterranean Spanish Children and Adolescents: Changes Related to Age, Sex, and Puberty

@article{Ro1994BoneMD,
  title={Bone Mineral Density of the Lumbar Spine in White Mediterranean Spanish Children and Adolescents: Changes Related to Age, Sex, and Puberty},
  author={Lu{\'i}s D{\'i}ez del R{\'i}o and Antonio Abad Carrascosa and Francisca Pons and M Gusiny{\'e} and Diego Yeste and F. M. Domenech},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1994},
  volume={35},
  pages={362-365}
}
ABSTRACT: Bone mineral content was measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in the lumbar spine at the L2-L4 level with a Lunar DPX densitometer model in 471 healthy white Mediterranean Spanish children and adolescents (256 boys and 215 girls) randomly selected from the urban area of Barcelona. Ages ranged from 3 mo to 21 y. Weight, height, and pubertal development were in the normal age distribution. Bone mineral content values were corrected by the vertebral surface area scanned and… CONTINUE READING