We have examined the effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on bone density (BMD) in 201 males, aged 20-60 years.
Males of lower SES (groups 4-6 vs. 1-3) from the total sample had significantly higher BMD (p<0.05) at L2-4 and femoral neck.
The difference was small but was not explained by differences in age, weight, calcium intake, family history, activity, or smoking. 45% of SES 4-6 males were involved in manual labor compared with 11% of those in SES 1-3, however, this also did not appear to account for the difference.
Mots-clés Pascal : Densité, Elément minéral, Os, Mâle, Homme, Caucasoïde, Nouvelle Zélande, Statut socioéconomique, Océanie, Système ostéoarticulaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Density, Inorganic element, Bone, Male, Human, Caucasoid, New Zealand, Socioeconomic status, Oceania, Osteoarticular system
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