Normative data for lumbar spine bone mineral content in children: influence of age, height, weight, and pubertal stage.

@article{Schepper1991NormativeDF,
  title={Normative data for lumbar spine bone mineral content in children: influence of age, height, weight, and pubertal stage.},
  author={J De Schepper and M. P. Derde and Marleen van den Broeck and Amy Piepsz and M. H. Jonckheer},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={216-20}
}
In 136 normal growing children between the ages of 1 and 18 yr, bone mineral content (BMC) at the level of the lumbar spine (L2-L4) was determined with a commercial dual-photon absorptiometer. BMC was calculated as BML (BMC per unit length) and BMD (BMC per unit surface). The mean lumbar spine BML of the studied children (2.53 +/- 0.86 gHA/cm) was significantly lower than the spinal mineral content of adults (4.26 +/- 0.57 gHA/cm). No sex difference existed in lumbar spine BMC. BML as well as… CONTINUE READING

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