We reported previously that the variability in bone loss rates among postmenopausal women decreases dramatically during the first few years of followup.
In this paper, we have examined the distributions of bone loss rates measured at the calcaneus, distal radius and proximal radius.
The incidence of physical impairment was five times greater among women with bone loss rates faster than 2 S.D. below the mean.
Because the rate of change in bone density was skewed at the lower end of the distribution (representing rapid bone loss), the influence of values at the extreme ends of the distribution were statistically removed in order to estimate the normal distribution of bone loss rates.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Femelle, Postménopause, Densité, Os, Résorption, Radius, Distal, Proximal, Hawaï, Polynésie, Océanie, Etude longitudinale, Squelette, Système ostéoarticulaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Female, Postmenopause, Density, Bone, Resorption, Radius, Distal, Proximal, Hawaii, Polynesia, Oceania, Follow up study, Skeleton, Osteoarticular system
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Code Inist : 002A23A. Création : 09/06/1995.