Arch Osteoporos (2017) 12: 72 DOI 10.1007/s11657-017-0366-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Differences in femoral neck structure between elderly Caucasian and Chinese populations: a cross-sectional study of Perth–Beijing cohorts 1 2,3,4 1 5 4,6 1 L. Wang & B. C. C. Khoo & X. G. Cheng & K. Brown & J. R. Lewis & Y. B. Su & 1 1 4,7 Z. Guo & K. Li & R. L. Prince Received: 23 February 2017 /Accepted: 31 July 2017 /Published online: 15 August 2017 International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2017 Abstract (mean ± SD) years and 237 Perth-Caucasians 77.1 ± 5.0 years. Summary Structural skeletal differences of the femoral neck of These included scanned area (A), periosteal width (W), bone older Beijing-Chinese and Perth-Caucasian women were com- mineral content (BMC), aBMD, bone cross-sectional area pared; adjusting for frame size-related differences, Beijing- (bCSA), section modulus (Z) and buckling ratio (BR). Chinese have lower periosteal width; however, indices of in- Assumption-free measures included sigma (σ), relatedtothe ternal bone distribution suggest that Beijing-Chinese may ex- distribution of bone in the scanned image previously identified hibit increased resistance to fracture that may relate to the as a predictor of hip fracture, and delta (δ), the
Archives of Osteoporosis – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 15, 2017
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