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Table 6 Pearson correlations (r) between BMC and measures of physical activity, nutrition and lean body mass

From: Does bracing affect bone health in women with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?

  Strenuous physical activity Nutritional parameters Physical characteristics
  Current Past E I Vit. D Calcium LBM
Arms 0.17 0.03 −0.02 0.32* 0.23 0.71**
Legs 0.14 0.15 0.05 0.34* 0.25 0.72**
Pelvis 0.18 0.08 0.09 0.30* 0.12 0.56**
Femur neck axis 0.26 0.27 0.12 0.17 −0.07 0.46**
Femur neck 0.22 0.17 0.01 0.14 −0.03 0.53**
Femur shaft 0.26 0.22 0.13 0.30* 0.14 0.58**
Femur wards 0.13 0.16 −0.03 0.10 −0.20 0.50**
Total femur 0.23 0.18 0.10 0.30* 0.10 0.61**
Spine (L1-L4) 0.13 0.07 0.16 0.37* 0.14 0.68**
Total body 0.12 0.05 0.01 0.31* 0.20 0.60**
  1. Note: EI = Energy intake, Vit. D = Vitamin D, LBM = Lean body mass.
  2. **Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed).
  3. *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed).
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