Ethnic Differences in Peripheral Skeletal Development Among Urban South African Adolescents: A Ten‐Year Longitudinal pQCT Study

@inproceedings{Schoenbuchner2017EthnicDI,
  title={Ethnic Differences in Peripheral Skeletal Development Among Urban South African Adolescents: A Ten‐Year Longitudinal pQCT Study},
  author={Simon M. Schoenbuchner and John M Pettifor and Shane A Norris and Lisa K Micklesfield and Ann E. Prentice and Kate A Ward},
  booktitle={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2017}
}
There are no longitudinal pQCT data of bone growth and development from sub-Saharan Africa, where rapid environmental, societal, and economic transitions are occurring, and where fracture rates are predicted to rise. The aim of this study was to compare skeletal development in black and white South African adolescents using longitudinal data from the Birth to Twenty study. The Birth to Twenty Bone Health subcohort consisted of 543 adolescents (261 [178 black] girls, 282 [201 black] boys… CONTINUE READING
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