Table 3

Bone mineral content (BMC), bone mineral density (BMD), and bone mineral apparent density (BMAD) per Tanner stage in white children

Tanner stage
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*Significant increase compared to previous Tanner stage, p<0.05.
LS, lumbar spine; TB, total body.
Tanner stage was not scored in four children.
Boys (n) 10435195756
BMCTB1178 (341)1785 (307)*2099 (508)*2823 (655)*3224 (509)*
BMDTB0.88 (0.07)0.96 (0.07)*1.00 (0.09)1.12 (0.12)*1.21 (0.11)*
BMDLS0.71 (0.10)0.83 (0.09)*0.88 (0.14)1.09 (0.17)*1.21 (0.16)*
BMAD0.27 (0.04)0.28 (0.03)0.29 (0.04)0.32 (0.04)*0.35 (0.04)*
Girls (n) 84233591134
BMCTB1067 (242)1539 (296)*1836(295)*2369 (477)*2724 (469)*
BMDTB0.85 (0.06)0.94 (0.06)*0.97 (0.07)1.09 (0.09)*1.17 (0.08)*
BMDLS0.72 (0.09)0.84 (0.09)*0.96 (0.14)*1.14 (0.15)*1.25 (0.16)*
BMAD0.30 (0.03)0.31 (0.02)*0.33 (0.04)*0.37 (0.04)*0.40 (0.05)*